Been married 29 years, and FORGOT our aniversary a couple of weeks ago...Not Good! So, as a shameless ploy to git outta the doghouse, I bought Mrs. Bounty Hunter a 28" Stihl Rollomatic LIGHT ES bar for Valentine's Day (Sounds romantic, dosen't it? :msp_biggrin Turns out she loved it...Put it on her cherished 440 BB... She noticed right away the saw had better balance, even with that 28" bar hangin' out there. I took before and after pics...nothin' scientific, just holding the saw with one hand, loose grip so it sits neutral. Saw balance is really quite important for a long day's work...it's self-evident, but think about it...when you have to pull up on the front handle to level the saw, you also push down on the rear handle to do it...and thereby putting MORE force on the front handle...so yer working twice as hard, against yerself. See the angle of the saw? Now check out the ES LIGHT: Not perfectly level, but a lot better! Mrs. Bounty Hunter LOOOOOOOVES it, and is really happy I got it for her. The bad news? It cost me $142.00 bones...But well worth every penny to get outta the doghouse!