Well, I did it, and it hurt (financially) The saw was on sale for $529, which included a case, a six pack of oil, and a jug of bar oil Got home and took it for a quick test drive, before the real work begins next month. The saw I got has the 20" bar, which I wanted. I can say this, that bar length is not even challenging the saw with the new chisel chain. The saw absolutely screams without a hint of bog through Red Oak. Its just wood chips and (low) noise. The manual says do not expect full power until you burnt 5-15 tanks of full. Handling the saw was natural,well balanced and not intimidating. LETS FACE IT, many posters, like myself, may be intimidated by a "Pro Saw". I honestly feel that this saw is NO MORE dangerous than a Poulan Wild Thang with a 14 inch bar. To the Pro's out there, I'm sure this thing is somewhat of a toy. I wanted to shop this saw against a Husky 372XP, but no dealers are even close to me.... no Dolmar dealers either. I think Lowes scares them away. I think I will sell my (very, very trusty) 025 and pick up a Ms-260, to round out the collection and be done with it. I'll keep the Echo CS-346 for delicate limbing. I bought my 025 because I did not want to fork out the extra 100 bucks for the 026 about 7 years ago. I cannot tell you what I did with that extra 100 I saved, but the 025 is still with me. Get my point? I will do a full report once I get a dozen or so hours on the saw.