Hi, as my less than great blender is dying, I have an excuse to buy a vitamix. I have wanted one for ages but I am a raw fooder on a budget and must think about investing so much money into a blender. I know people love the vitamix and rave about it, but are there any drawbacks? I use a juicer and a blender as well as a hand blender to make recipes not usually very complicated as i enjoy eating simply but I do grind nuts/seeds and make complicated things occasionally. So would anyone recommend buying a food processor AND a vitamix? or just a food processor? or just a vitamix? I really love the idea of having a vitamix and being able to just throw things in and blend them really easily- I have alot of trouble scraping down the sides of my blender at the minute and then hand blending as my current blender has been totally abused hehe its not built for anything but casual use even though it was quite expensive! one last question does the vitamix have a stick inside which you can move around to help things blend?because that looks so handy :) sorry for rambling on its just a very expensive decision!