Not a troll thread... I've never owned a generator before, but looking to pick one up before I go back to SC tomorrow. They have Honda, Ryobi, and Energizer.. the Energizer seems to be the best deal, 2800W starting, 2600W continuous, with electric start, for $900. Honda is $1000 for 2kW starting, 1600W rated. But, it's a Honda, so you're going to pay a premium for their branding on what is probably the same chinese genset. Ryobi is cheapest but lowest power and features - $600 for 1kW. Energizer and Honda are about the same noise level... Suggestions? Leaning towards the Energizer of course but have a few hours to stew over it..