I went to the dealer last night and test road the 500exc and loved the power and filled out all the paper work down to my final signature. At the last second I decided to go with the 350exc-f. The reason of coming off a 450 sx-f and looking for something more forgiving in the woods made we switch. With the right gearing (still trying to figure that out) I'm excited about it. Have not taken delivery of it and trying to get everything in line with your guys help!