I have a 2.0Ghz MBP it would freeze or shutdown randomly, I had graphics lines all over the screen, video artifacting, and it would get way too hot for its own good (fans didn't seem to work). Well I let said laptop sit around from late 07 and all of last year. I needed a portable so I bought a netbook, while its been a decent experience it just isn't my MBP. I was thinking to buy a new MB with my tax refund and a co-worker suggested I take it to our local Apple store. I figured it was the Logic Board and it would cost more to repair it than it would be to throw a few hundred more at it and buy a new Macbook, I was wrong. I signed up for an appointment online and headed to the store, this was last Friday. They ran a few tests on it, and figured out that the battery was the reason it was randomly shutting down (something about shutdown code 0 and 3). I asked about the graphics card, they did a test and sure enough it started acting up in the test as well as making odd distortion on the desktop background. I am way out of warranty, I fully expected to hear some astronomical price. Then they mentioned the Apple flat rate repair. I had to ask about 1000 times if it covered everything mentioned, lol. Paid the $310 and off it went to TX. Today I noticed it showed up at the TX facility, then repairs were finished, and right now its on a Fed-Ex next day air flight and will be at my doorstep by 10:30am tomorrow. I called Apple since online it didn't say what they did repair wise. They not only replaced the Logic Board, but also two fan assemblies, the SuperDrive, the wifi card, and the battery. So for $310 I was out my MBP for a few days and they went over and beyond and replaced parts I didn't even know had issues. Great deal if you ask me, and some great customer service too. I was hesitant to say my next portable would be a Apple, but after this experience I can say when I am ready to buy it will be one. I was a bit peeved when my MBP started acting up months out of warranty, but honestly I feel the price I paid was more than fair for the repairs that they did. I figured since there are rants a many here I would share my positive AppleCare story with you all.