Here's the scenario: I've got 3.2 acres; back yard has wood privacy fence down 2 sides and a chain link fence splits the back yard from the back lot. I have very few trees but I do have a pool that I have to trim around. I had a brand new pro model Echo a couple or three years ago, but it was stolen not long after I got it (grrrrrrrr). I began using my old backup but it died last year. I've decided I don't want to spend $300+ on a trimmer. And when I go into the local stores, I'm just overwhelmed with all the choices in string trimmers. It's mind boggling!! I found a Poulan Pro (PP133) that's right around a buck and quarter that looks enticing, but I don't like the proprietary string system on it. I DO like the fact that I can use other attachments on it. I know it won't be the baddest thing on the block and I know that Poulan has a reputation of not building really high quality items, but the one that died last year was a refurbished Poulan that lasted me almost 10 years. And I abused it the last 2 1/2 years. I asked for comments on the PP133 in another thread and another poster suggested a Tanaka but it is 21cc and the Poulan Pro I've been looking at is 33cc. The Tanaka also doesn't accept other attachments. So, what else is out there at the sub $200 price mark? It doesn't have to be able to handle a pruner or an edger attachment but it'd sure be nice if it did.