I bought a new Stihl MS250 today to replace my Echo CS370. I really liked the little Echo, but I have always wanted to try a Stihl so I'll give this one a workout this weekend and let you all know what I think. I also looked at the MS260,270,280, but honestly I liked the balance of the MS250 better. My Echo was only 37cc this new Stihl is about 50cc and weighs the same as my Echo did. The Stihl should be about 1.5HP stronger than the Echo. Same weight more power sounded good to me.