Good morning all, having "discovered" Apple with the launch of the iPhone last year, I am about to purchase my first mac. Initially, I will be learning the OS and the bundled software with a little browsing thrown in, with a view to installing a number of CS3 applications at some point in the future. I have opted for the MBP and would like peoples opinions on the value of the optional upgrades. For example, in the real world is there a benefit in going for the 2.6Ghz processor upgrade, is the speed benefit tangiable under normal use and if it is, then is it really worth 160.00 gbp (Apple sure know how to charge). Similar question with the Ram and HDD upgrades, good value or not. Finally Apple cover at 269.00 gbp (i've had cars that cost less than this). Notwithstanding the peace of mind value of the cover, is the tech support team well informed, well trained trained and efficient and in the event of a hardware failure, how is this handle. I know I know lots of questions, but forums are the best place to benefit from the experience of others.