I'm considering a new saw to fill the gap between a 194T and an 041. My little MS170 (I heard those laughs!) I have been using is becoming uneconomic so I'm considering a new saw. My saw use is sporadic. I did 4 removals and 2 prunes in a week last month, but may go a month without doing anything. I don't buck cords of wood or routinely cut stuff over 20". I'm inclined to get another Stihl since my saw, blowers and trimmers are all Stihl. I'm considering another 170 (cheap, light and weak, but have the old saw for parts) or maybe biting the bullet for a 261, which really is more than I want to spend. Seems like the 261 would be a lot closer to the 041 than the 194T. And M-tronic or not? Or maybe split the difference with something like a 251. I'm too old to require a saw that will last 20 years, but don't want a maintenance headache either. What do the saw gurus recommend?