"As of March 2,2011 Tech Tool Deluxe isn't going to be included with boxes of Applecare." So what does this mean?You still get all the fantastic benefits of AppleCare. The extra 2 years of warranty coverage and a full three years of phone support.
The move fits in well with Apple's move to the Cloud for software distribution and perhaps to become more environmentally friendly (admit it, you just threw those CDs out anyway).
If you remove the Tech Tools Deluxe from the box all you're really buying is a code and a booklet that explains the rules. Will AppleCare go the way of MobileMe and be available for purchase online only? There's not really any reason why it shouldn't at this point.