I agree - I was having a hard time justifying the Vita-mix, but once I took the plunge I understand why it is the best!! I have green smoothies almost everyday and it liquifies pretty much everything into a wonderful icy treat
plus with the warranty you probably won't ever need another blender!!
(plus it makes awesome margaritas!! Lol)
I got mine at Costco for under $400. Totally worth every penny