The Blender type answer by Matt & Angelia
I'm so glad to see BlendTec fixed their problems!
However, you have to buy the "inferior" one and then buy the 3 qt jar w/ 4" blade. They need to fix that... plus, they need to work on their warranty next.
They're getting there... and they're getting there fast... so that's good.
But, without a long reputation, VitaMix may still win in the end.