I'm looking to splurge on a high quality blender mostly to make veggie smoothies. Moreso than fruit juices. All kinds of veggies with the ability to chop thru ice. Google has narrowed the search down to Vitamix and Blendtec. Would just grab their cheapest models which are still hovering around the $400 mark. Although both get great online reviews, Vitamix seems to have a slight advantage. In my area, I can only get a Vitamix if I order it. I saw Blendtec at my local Costco today for just under $400. Although I think I'd rather get a Vitamix, the ease of just picking up a Blendtec tomorrow is appealing. Any thoughts on the two?