Alright guys, next purchase will be a set of hedge trimmers. I have an Echo/Redmax dealer and a Stihl dealer in the area. I definitely want an extended reach or stick trimmer, not the handheld. I have a lot of fairly tall shrubs in a few of the yards that I do. I've looked at Echo's articulating head, and I like it a lot. I just realized that Stihl has this feature too. I'm kind of partial to Stihl's but I wanted to see if anyone has any first-hand experience with any of the brands I mentioned.