We Have a Winner
Husqvarna - 9
Stihl - 7
Echo - 1
And, seeing how I have the smartest, most knowledgeable reader base of any blog out there, I'm going with your advice and have decided on the Husky 345e.
Of course, for an extra six bucks, I can get it with the 18" bar, instead of the 16". Yes? No?