Guys, Stihl is the only brand here with enough dealer support for me to trust. I cut almost strictly white oak with a little hickory and some hedge for posts. 20" bar is all I ever need. I know MS361 has a stellar reputation and the few I have seen run perfectly. I am not so sure about the MS440. I have seen a few in video links from here and they all seemed to not run as well as the 361. Your honest opinions from experience would be very helpfull in my decision. I am leaning toward the MS440 just based on the old "more is better", but if the added weight is not needed and the 361 is enough for a 20" bar then that would be fine. I don't like an underpowered saw and typically on 18" or so logs I get the cut started, put the dogs in and cut as fast as the saw can handle.