Has anyone tried it in real life. i was at a show, and they let me spin it, cut some string...pretty interesting i am a heavy echo user myself, but overall i am noticing more and more problems with the small 2 cycle motors....mostly carb problems casued by fuel. running high octane is getting costly, and considering that some of this stuff needs a tune up after 6 months of use just wondering if this is an option for anyone. I dont think its gods gift, and the gas powered trimmer will always be needed. But we trim every week, and most of the time, i use a 21 cc trimmer and i dont need full power either. We have an electric 21 inch mower that is AMAZING. never did i though we would like it so much. just wondering if the stihl stuff is worth taking the chance.