Yep. I finally gave in and bought a backpack blower. I hate them for everyday blowing clippings off walks. It takes longer to get in and out of them than they are actually running on some jobs, BUT for fall... that's different. My good handheld will get converted to a vac for fall leaves this week. Used for window wells, doorways, along the curbs and anywhere that the leaves don't want to be blown out of. SO I was at my dealer looking at blowers and they had 2 40cc backpacks for $200 each. A Mareyama (sp?) and Husqvarna. Almost the same blower (same engine) but I likes the frame and straps of the Husq. better. They list for about $400-$450 so I htink $200 was a good deal. After using it some to blow off fert and move some leaves around I'm happy with it. I won't give up my handhelds for most of the season, but the extra air is nice whne you need it.