It's interesting to hear someone else comment on the Echos. My chainsaw is a Husqvarna, as I heat entirely with wood at my house and cut 6-7 cords per year off my property. I've had it for 16 years with only a couple sets of spark plugs as maintenance. But little Echo tools are really nice...that's what my weed whacker and high limber are. In my local fire department (I've been a firefighter for 12 years now) we use Stihls, and they are about the same as Huskies. They just plain work and start, every time. Some others, as they say, ya Poulan 'em and Poulan 'em over and over again......
The bitch on all saws newer than about 8 years is the little plastic stops on the low / high jet adjust, to keep them in compliance with EPA regs. EPA regs were written at sea level, and these saws need to *breathe* up here at 8500 ft plus! Needlenose pliers or wire cutters work darned well on those stupid little plastic bits.