Well as we head into fall, I've sort of got a problem. My 1999 Stihl BR320 BP blower is seeming sort of inferior to some of the blowers on the market today. Today, the right hand throttle, and on/off switch broke. The throttle will not stay in the "up" position (yields full throttle without holding up the throttle). I've got it rigged up with some duct tape, so it always runs at full throttle. I've got about 500 hrs on the Stihl with no real complaints, but I'm not going to put anymore real money into it. I'd really like to have a good BP blower for this fall. I'm looking into getting a new blower for all around use. I want a blower that is powerful enough to power through alot of leaves, but not too bulky to use in the Spring and Summer. I'm seriously thinking of getting the Red Max EB7001. My dealer quoted me $469 for a 7001 out the door. Anyone have any real problems with their 7001, or wish they'd have gotten a different blower? Thanks in advance.