Thinking about buying myself a Christmas present. I currently have a Husqvarna 460 Rancher. No real complaints, other than the bar oil leak which I hopefully just repaired. I use skip tooth chains on it that I hand sharpen. We live in an area where the roads are private. We have a 3.2 mile loop road thru the 'hood that I have volunteered to do some tree removal along. Trees are all Ponderosa Pine of varying sizes. There has been a few times that I would have liked to have a bit more power as the saw just will "stall"....Don't know what the proper term is but full throttle, cutting away and the saw just runs out of power, chain stops and motor starts to bog. The saw is not in a bind when this happens. I liken it to putting a car with an automatic in it up against an immovable object and flooring it, if that helps. Not a fan of Stihl equipment....which is why I bought the first Husky saw. Would like for it to not be any heavier that the 460 as I have shoulder problems. The 460 makes 3.62 hp, 3.4 nm of torque with a weight of 12.79 pounds, excluding cutting equipment. The 562XP makes 4.7 hp, 3.65 nm of torque with a weight of 12.57 pounds, excluding cutting equipment. If I buy another saw I will get the shortest bar I can for the 460 so I can use it in tighter areas....So what say the fine folks of my new favorite internet forum? Good saw? Bad saw? I have inhaled a bit too much premix?