Hey there I've had my white MB for 10 months now (2.1 intel, 120 gig, 2gig ram, superdrive) , and although I love Apple, this has been the one product that has been a complete lemon for me. In the 10 months I've owned it, I've had the optical drive replaced 3 times, I've had USB and HardDrive issues, and the apple techs at the stores have reinstalled the OS 3 times due to them being "corrupted" each time. The most recent reinstall was this past Saturday at the apple store after the USB's wouldn't work and it wasn't recognizing CD's. This morning, I went to start my computer, and it was VERY slow, took 10 minutes to start up, and when it did, it didn't recognize any desktop files and wouldn't find half the files in my documents folder. The spotlight up in the corner popped up, saying it was "Indexing Admin", and then the whole thing froze. I went to restart, and the grey startup screen appeared, but not with the normal Apple, it showed the Prohibition Symbol (the "no" sign, circle with slash through it). It gets to that point, then shuts itself down. I can't even get the thing to boot. Up until this point, EVERY Apple person I have come in contact with says "Well, these things just sometimes happen! Better get Apple Care!" (I haven't gotten it yet because my dad's buying it for me as a gift when I come home for thanksgiving, before my first year is up). Maybe I'm not being tough enough with Apple, but I feel like I am experiencing WAY more problems than I should be. I've got a lemon, right? At this point, with the computer not even booting, should I be able to walk into the apple store and ask for a replacement or a credit toward a new one? When my iPod broke, they replaced it without a second thought. When my first iMac broke, they replaced it, no questions asked. Why am I having such a hard time this time around? I have an appointment at the genius bar late this afternoon and hoping for some helpful tips before I walk in.