wasting? interesting terminology.
And I don't know what Dell support you've heard about, but Dell's support is anything but sorry when it comes to getting things replaced.
I have the 3 yr onsite w/ complete care. simply put, you are buy a $2500 "portable" computer with a screen that would run well over $1000 to replace when you break it. Notice I said "when"
I've had to replace the DVD, they did 10 minutes of troubleshooting with me, then sent me a new one next day.
But seriously, with the onsite, except when they send an idiot to work on your laptop, a lot of the parts they let you install. Like putting in the mr9800 in my 9100, did that myself, super easy. if you break your LCD, you can easily do that yourself, and it's not usually a problem getting Dell to ship you the part next day with onsite & CC. otherwise, you'd have to PAY to ship the unit back to dell and wait 2 to 3 weeks for them to fix it and ship it back.
everyone has their opinion of warranties, but on an item like this, I'd call you a fool if you didn't get it.
sorry for being blunt, but I would.
enjoy, those look like really nice units