1. Make sure that you have a monitor that you can plug directly into the mini. In particular, forget about running a Thunderbolt cable to a MacBook Pro or an iMac. If you insist on doing this, have one of those "ahh" moments when you realise that the mini's Operating System isn't set up, it isn't on your network and your Bluetooth keyboard hasn't been paired. 2. Don't put the light, diminutive mini on a table and walk away while catching the power cord with your foot. If you insist on doing this, make sure that the table top is only two feet off the ground and the mini tumbles to a carpet. 3. Take event #2 as a sign that purchasing AppleCare+ wasn't necessarily a bad idea. Just speaking from personal experience.