I know this debates on here somewhere but wanted some updated info. I'm either buying a YZ250 or the 08 YZ450. I ride stickly off road, with a mix of fire roads, tight tracks, and LOTS of hill climbs. I'm 5'8 and 160. My last bike was an 07 CR 250. I know the 450 is going to have more low end grunt and traction but will it be as fun as the 2t? I'm scared to give up the "kick" of the 250. My buddy has an 06 CRF450X and I can't stand the thing. Yeah, it lugs but is boring as heck. That's def. what I don't want. I tend to ride lower in the power band as well, i'm never really wringing it out, but I love the hit and fun of it when I do. I've also heard the 450 has a nice, usable powerband--it this true? I've ridden an 08 KTM 450 SXF and the power was too much for me--felt like it was going to rip my arms off. That's not what I want either. Any thoughts on those that have made the switch either way and have experience with the newer 08 450 and a newer YZ250? Thanks!