I just picked up the Husqvarna 455 from Lowe's of all places. I compared it with the Stihl MS 390 and MS 361. The Husky has more rated power and was available at my local store that is open from early in the morning until late at night. As for power and ease of cutting, I cut a lot of trees in Louisiana and East Texas for hurricane clean up last year with a smaller Craftsman saw. While that saw did well, the Husky is so much smoother with much less vibration. As I cut up a couple of oak trees, the Husky's power was more than a match for that hardwood. I'd recommend the 455 Rancher for anyone who needs to move up to the next level in chainsaws.