I must say I am really liking Applecare right about now. My refurb 24" 3.06 has been in the shop 3 times because of intermittent shutdowns. 4 weeks of total downtime. 3 power supplies, 2 main logic boards and 1 graphics card were replaced. The latest repair seemed to fix the random shutdowns but my latest issue was with weird graphic artifacts and screen flashing/flickering. Apple offered to upgrade my machine to a new 3.06 27". I am upgrading that (for $500) to an i7 machine. I have been following many of the threads about the various problems with the 27's and I have my fingers crossed. Hopefully mine will be good.