I have to say that this mágina wand in firing, and the type of firing, gas, glass, wood ...
GE makes a great version that is cheaper than the Magic Bullet. It's called the "Rocket Blender" and sells for about $20 at Walmart
I "inherited" an almost unused Vitamix. Unbeatable workhorse. I fill it with veggies and some water, which has really helped with my weight loss goals.
Probably 35 years ago I bought a Vita-mix. I hardly ever used it, and apparently forgot it behind when I moved out during a divorce. Ten years passed before I realized I didn't have it. I always considered it less useful than all the single-purpose appliances it was supposed to take the place of.
I have a regular-size commercial-type single-speed Oster blender I bought at Sam's Club 15 years ago and it's still going strong.
I use a Magic Bullet to make my protein shakes but it's a weak blender and won't chop ice or puree fruit or anything. It's basically good for stirring at a fast pace. Super for mixing protein powder with liquid and I like it for that reason. You don't want to put a huge load on it because the connection between the blades and the motor is a plastic gear that strips easily.
High Weight: 225
Weight at start of Primal: 189
Current Weight: 174
Goal Weight: 130
Primal Start Date: 11/26/2012