Well I bought my first mac yesterday, the MBP base model! This thing is rocket fast and it looks SOOOO good! I'm very happy with it so far, got the free ipod touch as well and the printer too. I decided to buy before the revision for 2 simple reasons 1. I like the current version and the Back to school offer was pretty important for me 2. I needed a computer since I'm moving for Uni this weekend!(only one computer at home ) I also got iWorks 08 for 49$...I'm not sure why I think it was the student discount or something, they also gave me a free messenger bag...anyways couldn't say no. I'll be getting Office a bit later and do you guys think getting the applecare is worth it? I'm probably gonna go for it considering all the GPU failures happening right now. What do you guys suggest I do with the computer before I start doing anything else? I've heard people say calibrating the screen is important, same with battery etc... As far as programs are concerned I got Firefox, VLC, Messenger(i dont like the mac version anything better?) and that's pretty much it for now. Any others I should consider? Thank You P.S. This forum has been very helpful for me in the last few months trying to decide and learn about macs before I switched!