I have owned leaf blowers in the past, but this is my first gas powered one. I really love my Poulan. It is light, easy to carry, easy to use and easy to store. I like the fact that it is also a vac as well as a blower. I found that over all, this unit is very compitively price at regular retail. However, I got mine on sale which means I got more than my monies worth. I can see myself having this unit for many years to come. The only thing that might make buy another is if I get a bigger house with a bigger yard.