Hello, I've owned several PC's of all kinds over the years and the only problems I've ever had have been: 1 Graphics Card Death 2 Dead Hard Drives All of these were after years of usage and these are components that are expected to die sooner or later. Yet, I've heard horror stories (online of course) of people and their Macs having to replace the logic board, or the screen, etc. I use my computers a lot, that said, I take very good care of them. Never once dropped a laptop. Personally, what attracts me to Macs are their build quality and reliability (both hardware and software wise). Hearing about something like a motherboard going bad on its own worries me, especially given the quantity of sob stories out there. I'd like to ask some of you longtime Apple guys, should I be worried? Am I just hearing the vocal minority? Are Macs more, less, or the same as any computer out there in terms of the life of the hardware? Thanks!