Hello, Been lurking on the site, and debating on a new saw. A stihl ms290 came with the home I bought, and thinking about upgrading. I want to stick with stihl, and nearly pulled the trigger on a ms261 but the dealer kinda talked me out of it citing its wasn't worth the upgrade. (Current 290 is worth what, 200/250 bucks, and I'd be into the 261 for about $600 with tax.). He didn't try to upsell me... but it did make me take a peak at the ms362, very nice bit probably more than what I really need. A little background. My property is an old Christmas tree farm with tons of big old pines. The 290 does good, but I just have the itch for a new saw. Is the dealer right that the 261 isn't worth the outlay of cash? Is the 362 too big. Really love the look and feel of the 2nd version of those saws. Further, are there any dealers on this site that offer nice deals on new? I belong to some other forums for various things where that is the case. Thanks in advance.