Now I'll tell you about the blender I am currently coveting in a huge way.
The VITA-MIX Blender!
Not only is it the best blender that you can buy, it also doubles as a food processor, it kneads bread dough, grinds up grains, makes fruit juice, etc. They make me feel like I can't live without one. Of course I can, but I still want one badly. The only down side: they cost at least $350, and that's for a refurbished one of last year's model. They do come with a 7-year warranty, which is awesome. I guess I'll have to start saving up my pennies to get one in 5 years or so. By then they'll probably cost $500. Sadly, money doesn't grow on trees.