Because I know you all love "Is this right for me?" threads! I'm looking at replacing a whitebook with an 11" base model air for toting to the library, classes, etc. A good portion of the funds will be a Christmas gift, so I want to make a good decision. I'm wondering how long these will last, with mild use (internet browsing, lots and lots of writing). It won't be my only computer, as I have a relatively new iMac, so I'm not too worried about the processor or RAM. The whitebook I've been using has treated me fine with the same usage and similar specs. The disk size isn't a problem, as it'd be in use as a work computer, with only my active files. The biggest problem I forsee is the smaller screen, though with the higher resolution and limited use (I have a bad habit of couch-surfing at times), it shouldn't come up often. What I'm hoping is that the aluminum body and light usage will keep it from becoming unusable in the next 3-4 years. My other option is a MBP, but when weight and size is a big deal to me, I'd rather go for the Air if I can. What's the life expectancy of the flash storage? For a student toting one around, is Applecare a good idea (in case of hinge problems, etc)? Please tell me I'm being paranoid?