Do what I did..... Best of both worlds. The Wildside is better at all but nut butters. I tested both myself and came to this conclusion. Sold the Blendtec and kept the VM. Was all good for a year or so, but missed the Wildside jar. I then noticed a company selling a WIldside that would fit a vitamix (search VM Wildside on eBay). I have had for a few weeks and now can DO IT ALL!