I have had a Bamix most of my adult life and have always found them wonderful. Recently I bought an expensive processor and didnt think I needed another Bamix after mine broke. However the new one did not crush nuts to a powder, so I went to look for a cheap hand held stick blender. None of them will do nuts, so I once again bought the Bamix which does them very fine!
With a 3 year warranty, you cannot go wrong!
I paid $165 online however I had all the attachments and they are normally around $225 at several online sites.
Summary An excellent product, well worth the extra they cost.