Hello all, first post here! I have been doing alot of research on finding the right hand blender, but have had a very difficult time deciding. I like having quality equipment, but believe in diminishing returns. I had a chance to nab up a Viking one without any of the extras for around $70-$75 shipped on ebay. I decided to let it go. I instead bought the Waring WSB33 for $63 shipped. I plan on using this alot and am a bit worried about it saying that it's only a 100w motor. I know they use an efficient design, but how would it compare to Viking's 300w motor. I don't plan on doing any ice drinks, I'll leave that to the Vita-Mix. I have seen places that say this model is commercial quality and is being used in many restaurant kitchens, and I have seen places call it a light duty model. I'm confused.