Dude! Oh. My. God. This thing is friggen' AWESOME! I don't know how I got away without one for so long. I'm never raking again! Had my front yard done in about an hour. Blew it all into a huge pile. I guess I'll blow it all through the gate and try to get it across my driveway and into the woods. Still need to work on my technique and all that to be more efficient. But, damn. I'm in love. Thanks for talking me into it!!!