So after agonizing and reading every review I could find (and there are a lot of them) I got the VitaMix with the 7 year warranty. I know I will love it and I'm sure I'd have loved the BlendTec if I got that, but I like the longer warranty for a purchase of this size. Now DW is buying every kind of nut she can find to make nut butters. I just hope I get to use "my" new toy once it gets here.
Baby steps, losing the holiday excess first.
Maintaining 48 lb loss since 2008, working off regain to a sensible maintenance level. 60+ lbs and counting!