I guess I've been lucky.<br>Seven machines throughout the years, no Applecare, and the only one to give up the ghost was a Power Computing clone. And I still have the disc that states "support for life", or whatever…<br><br>The newest is a 24" iMac at work, and after 8 months, I'm totally happy with it.<br><br>That being said, I'd probably get Applecare for myself if I bought a new computer. Sure seems like a lot of hardware problems. Either that, or I read too much geek news on the internets.<br><br>