I just finally bought applecare for my macbook last night making use of my edu discount. This is actually the first time i have ever bought any kind of an extended warranty for any electronics product. Also the only reason I did is I have had in just about the first year of my macbook had it in at least 4 seperate times so I was a bit worried about what the future has in store for this book. also right now I seem to have a magsafe that wont light up at times so I'm thinking its going need a replacement soon. Hopefully I wont have to use applecare but if that case it seems kind of a bad investment as I could have spent the same $200 on a nice 500gb external drive Even with the edu discount I am still of the belief that applecare is slightly over priced for what it is(basicly a 2 year extension at $100 or more per year to be paid upfront). I think apple should lower the price a bit even if it was $50 or so they would get more interest it in from those who were on the fence like me. How many people here have actually benefited from applecare? what are your thoughts on the pricing/plan length itself? Have any of you not bought applecare and wished you had?