On Tuesday I dropped my macbook. *Please take this opportunity to throw rotten fruit at me* I know! I know!... i'm usually really careful but i had just put my macbook in it's iNCase bag and was about to put that into my backpack before I headed to class... on the walk over to my backpack my laptop (in the padded bag) slid out of my hand and landed flat on it's bottom, not hitting a corner) The total drop was less than two feet as I was holding it in one hand (like a fool) and my hand was about knee height. End result... couldn't boot up... getting blinking question mark.. OSX couldn't find hard drive. So I call the Apple store and make an appointment for 45 minutes later. I play dumb and say I don't know what happened... it must have been from carrying around in my backpack etc etc... he says he'll order me a new hard drive asap and get my machine back to me in 2 days... Since I have to leave it overnight I show him that my keyboard is getting pretty worn and my trackpad is really worn down (Although this isn't an Applecare problem I wanted to know how much to fix it) He says "no problem" and orders me a new top cover too! No charge! They call today.. 2 days later.. I got my macbook and it's like new.. new topcase.. new hard drive... I plugged in my TimeMachine drive and it's like nothing ever went wrong! All my settings, apps, plug-ins, icons everything is as it WAS! I know this is how it was supposed to work but I'm still amazed! Just wanted to tell you guys my story... Applecare + TimeMachine saved my A$$... although I never did make it to class lol.. it was worth it. I'm gonna call tomorrow and tell the manager how helpful my Mac Genius was.