Bought our Vitamix last year. My husband really wanted it and I finally gave in. At first I didn't know what to do, but just experimented with everything. We use it for veggie smoothies. We also have another very expensive Brevel blender...doesn't work as well as our Vitamix.
If you're going to get one, just be sure to commit to learning what to put in it and how it best serves you. I had buyer's remorse for the first month, but now use it daily.
Started IP March, 2014
WI #1-#23: -14.4
WI #24: -7.2
#1: 169 lbs by Sept 20 (day before triathlon)
#2: 159 lbs by Oct 20 (day before family visit to South Carolina and Maine)
#3: 150 lbs by Nov 27 (Thanksgiving Day)
#4: 142 lbs by Dec 25 (my Christmas gift to myself)
#5: 135 lbs by Jan 30, 2015
#6: 129 lbs by Feb 27 (my FINAL goal)