Always, always, always, get the extended warranty for sophisitcated electronics.
My applecare warranty bought me a brand new, out of the box, 15″ MacBook Pro yesterday. This is WAY more computer than I had in my PowerBook G4 – and that computer was pretty sweet! But, now I am cutting edge. lol, thanks to my (wait for it…) extended warranty.
Best customer service on the planet award? Apple!
Oh, and, though I thought I was joking in this post. HAHA! Turns out it was a prophecy! (Or a conspiracy… Steve Jobs are you reading my little blog? :p ).
I <3 my mac.