Hello guys! I am soon going to be getting my first Mac and made this thread because I have so many questions and would love for others to share tips from their own personal experience. I thought a lot other new or soon to be Mac owner would learn something from this thread. So go ahead and share any advice you have, but to start off I have a few starter subjects: - Is AppleCare worth the money? - Is it worth it to go to Apple and get the whole experience or will a 3rd party retailer suffice when buying the Mac? - What is the best protection against scratches? - Are there any reputable cases or sleeves that you can highly recommend? - In the situation that the Mac gets stolen is there any software that I should have enabled or downloaded onto the Mac before hand? - Is there any good software that is very beneficial? - What is your favorite app? - How long does a Mac usually last? - If you could go back in time what would you do to make te experience better? That is just a few subjects to get started with and any other advice you can give would be appreciated! Thank you very much and have a nice day! P.S. If this deserves to be in another thread then please close this one.