I love my new Vitamix...lots of improvements since I first bought one over 15 years ago. This one is actually must easier to use and keep clean. I've been experimenting with all sorts of juice combinations....what I like is how it pulverizes the fiber and seeds. Did a veggie one the other day...learned I need to tone down the pepper as after a few sips my lips were burning...it was much spicier than V8. I've made peanut butter too...a bit wary as it was making peanut butter that killed my old machine. Between the juices and cutting out the coffee (well most of the time) I am feeling great energy. Now if I can manage the stress of the upcoming move....I am tossing out as much as feasible...over lunch today the discussion was on how clutter can be stressul.