So my two year old 17" iMac just flickered into darkness. Took it to Genius bar, they did some tests, it's the logic board. They want $1000 to mend it. So that's it? An iMac lasts 2 years, then it costs the same as the whole thing cost in the first place to mend it? Last month, exactly the same thing happened with my iPod - two years, then dead, not worth the repair cost. My last Powerbook died three times in the first six months - logic board, power supply and monitor - before I made them take it back. I've been buying Apple products since '88 - what the hell happened to quality control? I like Apple stuff, but two years? I presume I have to factor the cost of the extended warranty into every Apple purchase now.