Hello, I am on the market for blenders. I know nothing about them, save that my parents' Kitchen Aid beast-mode blender lasted the better part of two decades. I want to make protein shake/smoothies and other health food. I do not intend to be crushing ice. There was a thread a few months ago about buying a blender for drinks, and if those responses can be applied here, please let me know. 1.5 Franklins is all I can spare for this facet in my endeavor to be healthier. Some cheap-o ones? http://www.amazon.com/Magic-Bullet-D.../dp/B000BDED40 http://www.amazon.com/MaxiMatic-EPB-...f=pd_sbs_hpc_5 With a name like "MaxiMatic," how could I go wrong?