i was thinking about getting a hand held for this year. i was also thinking i will buy a big back pack in the fall, possibly the 8000. the thing i'm worried about is that once i get the 8000 i would never use the hand held because the lack of power. on the other hand the hand held would be nice and light. i really don't know what i'm asking just throwing around some ideas. any of you solo guys like the option of having a light hand held or do you always grab the big boy blower?