My husband and I have been married for 11yrs, but we never owned a blender together before. It was not on our wedding registry either. It was just one of those things we never cared to own. But, last Christmas, my parents-in-law suprised us with an amazing Ninja Professional Blender. It has turned out to be an invaluable gift. As part of our staying healthy remedies, we look forward to blending fruits into awesome juices with it...so what we thought we never needed actually turns out to be just what we need. Have you ever had that happen to you - finding what you were not looking for or thought you didn't need??