right! i called my mother to talk me down and she really didn't. all she said was "you eat out a lot but if you're going to use it go for it". i plan to use it for breakfast for sure, no eating out. i'll probably do some sort of vitamix challenge where i use it every single day for a month or more just to get in the habit of using it. i saw him clean it. i really have no excuse not to use this thing.