I already bought my new mbp from apple, and happy with my choice -even though i don't have the hi res screen. However, i was at best buy berating the staff for selling the old macbook pro's, when we got into a discussion about warranties. Applecare doesn't cover accidents and they do. I also know that micro center has there own coverage as well, which at least historically covered accidental damage. In light of another post on here from someone who will be out a lot of money because they spilled something on there new machine, wouldn't buying your laptop at Micro Center or Best Buy be a better deal if your are going to pay extra for a care or insurance plan? For those of you who have had to use accidental coverage from a company on a mac what has been your experience? I will buy apple care, but i hope the responses will help someone else make a more informed decision on their purchase.