How much you'll love this blender depends on what you're doing with it. If you're mixing a protein shake with just milk and powder, you'll love it. If you're mixing frozen fruit, juice and yogurt, you'll want to slam your head against the wall. The blades can cut the frozen fruit just fine, but they can't manage to cut through smoothie texture. The blades get stuck in the thick drink and the motor runs while the blades don't move. Then you get a funny smell from the odor and resort to adding more juice or waiting for it to melt more. Either way, you aren't going to get a thick smoothie out of this thing.