love the heck out of my MS362C I purchased this year, I was lucky enough to get one that was still made in Germany. I heard that Stihl was having quality issues with this model made here in the US. Moving also from an MS290 I am really impressed with the new 362, starts easy, cuts great. I am not doing production work or anything though. Still own the MS290, purchase new around 2005 I think, never gave me a bit of problems.
I am stuck on Stihl, I also have the BR550 backpack blower and a Combi head unit with several attachments from 2007 that I use all summer around the property. I always buy High octane no ethanol gas and Stihl mix.