My Kaw 750 died after 4-5 years of daily use. We maintain several storage units sites and I needed something quick. Found a lightly used BR600 for $300 and bought it. I never buy Stihl equipment as I don't think the quality is there. Anyway, here are my thoughts after 2 weeks. Pros -Comfortable, wow!! one thing they did right. it is without a doubt the most comfortable blower I have ever run. -Lightweight, blower seems light to me. Combined with the comfort that's great. Cons - Uhhh... where's the power?? It's rated higher than my Kawi and I am failing to see it as an equal. My shidaiwa 8510 really blows this thing away. -Gas, it sucks gas. Comparable to the shindaiwa and IMO much more than the 750. - Gas cap. Okay this is just a personal peeve, but the gas cap is a pain in the butt. If you don't get it on just right, here comes the gas........ Overall Not what I expected due to all the hype. Lightweight and comfortable, but doesn't live up to my expectations in the power department.