I have a hand held echo PB 200. Given to me runs great. Starts easy.
This spring I bought a BR 600. Starts super easy. Works great on the clean ups that I did. I have been using it more on my lawn route so far because of all the extra debri from inital edging and tree blossom mess. Get peoples deck, patios, drives, walks done fast.
You will never regret getting a BP blower. Unless you go cheap and buy low end.