From The Comments: A+ Appliance Wisdom

“I feel like Vitamixes are like KitchenAids- if you’re regularly using another tool and thinking to yourself “gee, if only I had a Vitamix/ KitchenAid/ Cuisinart,” it’s probably worth getting one. On the other hand, if you think to yourself “If I had a Vitamix/KitchenAid/Cuisinart I would totally make more smoothies/ bake more/ cook more,” you’re lying to yourself and it’s probably a waste of money to buy the fancy appliance.”