I went in to my local Sthil dealer and told the salesman i was looking for a good back up trimmer for only occasional use and the first thing he showed me was the FS 250. I asked him if he listened to anything I had said. He then just walked away. The hard sell pissed me off. Now I go to the shop in another town because they never try and push the top of the line, they listen to what i need and and get me what I want. Because of this I trust their opinion and when they say "No man this one is worth the extra money" i listen.