Anyone have a Vitamix at home?

I'm wondering if they're worth the extra cost for at home use. We have one at work and it's pretty brilliant and easy.

I just had an "incident" with our Kitchen-Aid blender and I'm seriously considering going with the Vitamix. The Kitchen-Aid seems to have a "bounce" property when it's working, rather than being a smooth pureeing. So when making a beet aioli just a minute ago I was frantically trying to drizzle in the oil as spatters of bloodlike looking goop jumped to the counters, cabinets and ceiling. This never happens with the Vitamix.

So any home owners of the Vitamix in the SE community have any thoughts on cost versus value for a home user?

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