Well, I finally bit the bullet and bought the MES40. The cheapest I could find was at Sam's Club for $299.98. Unfortunately, I hurt my back gardening before I could unbox the MES40. But, I did take a few pictures of the box. I plan to take pictures along my journey of unpacking, assembling and breaking it in. Hopefully, I'll be better tomorrow and unbox this beast! More pics to follow.