I've been thinking about getting a Macbook soon (either the one coming out or the current one discounted when the new one comes out), but after looking through these forums, it seems that Macbooks are really unreliable hardware wise. Problems I have seen so far are: Hard drive failures Case defects Heat problems Display problems Optical drive problems Bluetooth/WiFi problems Logic board problems Battery problems MagSafe problems (melting, burning, catching on fire...) Etc., etc. Everyone says that you MUST get AppleCare to make your purchase safely(+$250). Another thing that is disturbing is how some say that your Macbook is bound to malfunction sooner or later. I've had a Compaq Presario desktop for 5+ years and I've been waiting to get a laptop. I've never encountered any problems such as hard drive failures and such, and all these Mac problems are disturbing to me. Is a Macbook worth the investment? I personally want OS X and the goodies that come with it, but is it worth it?