Alright, I'm just THINKING about this, not gonna pull the trigger right now, prob wouldnt do this until mid-summer next year, but I'm thinking about replacing my Echo stuff with Stihl. Right now I have an SRM-210 trimmer, PB-200 blower, PE-230 edger and a really old hedge trimmer (which is irrelevant cuz I'll run it til it dies). I'm honestly really happy with my Echo stuff, it always starts, never lets me down, that sort of thing. It's got enough power for what I need, although this time of year I wish the blower had some more balls but in the summer I love it cuz its fine for blowing grass and its light. HOWEVER, I really am not too crazy about Echo's newer models, and as the stuff I have gets older its inevitable that its gonna break, need servicing, and parts, and my closest Echo dealer is an a-hole and I refuse to do business there, and the second closest one is really great and have done a lot for me in the past but they are a good 20+ minute (depending on traffic) ride from my house. My closest Stihl dealer is about a half mile away from home. Guess I'm just looking for some opinion from people who have used both, or switched to Stihl from another brand and why.