Yes, yes, folks, this thread is finally happening here at MacRumors. I know you've all been chomping at the bit waiting for it, especially considering fall's just past and there are no more leaves to blow around... Anyway, I got a couple of Gift cards for Christmas to Lowe's and Home Depot and need some recommendations. This thread was extremely useful in my decision to purchase a vacuum so I figured I'd give it a shot here. I recently moved in to a new house and while I have some leaves to blow, my primary purpose would be to move sand and hopefully mulch. The yard is not big so I could go gas or electric. I also would probably go handheld over backpack. Looking to spend around $200 range. So far I'm leaning towards these models based on reviews: Husqvarna 125BVX - Gas - $199 Toro Ultra - electric - $70 Any experience or advice you can offer? Thanks!