The biggest problem I have encountered with using a Vita-Mix blender is its size. When we have wanted to make small amounts of herb purees or sauces the product being processed would end up lost in the bottom of the blender jar. Similarly, we are not often making large amounts of anything, so a small jar on the powerful Vita-Mix base is perfect for many of our applications.
And now we have found one. I guess it has been around for some time, though the half size blender jar has eluded my search. Recently, we saw evidence of its existence when we had a brief tour of The French Laundry kitchen. The visual evidence of the jar sparked my quest to source it our. And funnily enough, we found it at a Costco in Montana. Now we must see if my theory of a smaller jar being beneficial to our cooking is true. Time and lots of cooking will tell.