I'm looking for some advice on which blower I should go with for my residence only. I've read many threads and it seems that RedMax is usually regarded as the best. I've got a 2/3 acre lot, with a ton of mature trees, so I'll be doing a lot of leaf moving. I will plan on just trying to blow them all back into the woods and avoid picking up that rake if possible. The blower needs to be able to move those leaf piles. I plan on being at this house (unless my wife leaves me for spending too much $$$ on power equipment) for at least 15-20 years, so I want something that will last. I am ok spending the money on a quality product that will last me, but I won't be needing the blower for daily use to do other yards besides mine. My local dealer was recommending the ECHO PB-403 for around $300, but would I be better off going with a RedMax 7001 for around $400 or is that just overkill? I'd like to stay under $400, but I don't want something that I'll end up being disappointed with when fall rolls around because I'm spending hours every weekend blowing leaves. Thanks.