I have been looking into this same product, and from what I have found there is a quality difference between the Vitamix and the 800JEXL by Breville. The other complaint seemed to be excessive noice from the Vitamix. I personally am going to purchase the 800JEXL, I was able to find a lot more great reviews on this product and believe that it will offer longevity as well. I personally do not like having to replace purchases very often. FYI here is a site that I found that offered a great deal of information and a good deal to boot. http://www.breville800jexljuicefountain-elite.com
Happy juicing and post back when you made your first cocktail, who knows maybe you will come up with some great recipes
of your own to share with all of us.