Okay, so after hours of watching Vitamix videos, and reading comparisons with Blendtec, I came to the conclusion that I'd made the right decision in a power blender. (If I did indeed need a power blender at all!) Vitamix appears to be the best one for green smoothies... precisely what I plan to make in them. Another look at their 30 money back guarantee brought to my attention that they will even pay for your shipping back if you want to return it.
My "green smoothie experiment with a food processor" post gets a lot of hits. So I thought I'd share with you my post and video from the first time I used my Vitamix! I was blown away at the difference between the pesto like "smoothies" I had been making and the smooth green drink I was able to produce here. Over time, it has proven its worth in other capacities as well, such as soups, dressings, even my pumpkin pies! Do you have a high speed blender? Which is your fave, and what do you use it for the most?