Originally Posted by IndianaMatt
I grew up with the viruses, bluescreens, and disposable hardware of PC. This year, I had enough and I joined the cult of Apple with a new MacBook Pro.
What a machine! I cannot see how I will ever go back. And the Apple store was the exact opposite of going to Best Buy: a great retail experience; no pressure; no noise; no warranties to buy - in an out in literally 15 minutes.
My advice: if you can, go back and get the AppleCare. I don't usually buy warranties, but it's definitely worth it with your Mac. If you have to replace anything it's going to be expensive, much more so than the warranty. In addition you get phone support should the need arise.
With my old Macbook from 2006 I had a bulging battery, chipped faceplate, and a worn trackpad. They replaced everything under Applecare; without it, it would have been 330 some odd dollars.
Congrats on your new Mac!