OK. I have been using Maruyama trimmers since 1994. The past few years I have noticed a disturbing increase with poor engine trouble or failure on several of the newer machines. We all know that there is no time for slowdown, especially during the busy season. So, I am going to change over to another brand. I am very interested in Shindaiwa; but also I am very interested in Tanaka's line of trimmers. They seem to offer a huge variety of engines and seem enthusiastic towards the durability and performance of their equipment. Anyone have any experience with Tanaka? Is it well built? Does it kick GRASS ? OK, how would you rank the leading string trimmers in the industry? List your favorite models vs. other models if you choose. 1 - best > least desired trimmer. List as many or few as you want to. I would really like to see a consensus of what the best trimmers are in our industry based on your opinions. Let it rip!