My first trimmer purchase was a echo srm225 and at first I was regretting it but it was cheap and it will do the job for me for the first couple of years, then it will become my backup. But I'm looking at trimmers and was wanting to go with what my dealer has. They carry stihl and redmax. I have several dealers around me so I have access to just about every brand. I was going to go stihl but I refuse to buy and four stroke and I think they just don't put much into their 2 stroke. So looks like I'll be going with the BCZ260ts. I wanna hear what you think is the best all around trimmer. Take everything into consideration, weight, cost, longevity etc.