Jason welcome mate, you sound a lot like me, and Iím just a bit older. From the time my fist china girl motor arrived I've gotten so much enjoyment from playing around with it, it's fantastic. Anything I've had this much fun with in the past has been illegal. I went with the china made motor because there are so many aftermarket parts and the motors are so easy to work on and the parts are cheep, along with this site there's every thing you will need to know about them here. I guarantee you will enjoy this hobby so donít hesitate.