I just got my MBP a month a go, and this is my first Mac. I'm really iffy if I should buy Apple Care - its $250 and I honestly don't think I could afford it and its only 2 years. My friend who got his black Macbook in 2008 still has it and is working just fine and did not buy Applecare. He told me that through that 1 year warranty, if my MBP has a malfunction, it will most likely have more in the future but if it doesn't have any than it will mostly survive beyond 3+ years, he also said that defects will always appear within the first year of the computer. However, when I read things online, people that they are so thankful that they bought it because it paid for itself, like the motherboard was broken and if you didn't have applecare it would have been a $1000 fix....etc. What I want to know is if you didn't buy it, did it have a good or bad outcome and do you regret not buying it.