Yeah so for you it woyuld be ideal to have both, a blower for the packing snow build up and the blade towards the end of the winter to scrape up the low leveling snow.I live in eastern Idaho and we get quite a bit of snow. Towards the end of the season I like to use the blade to get down to the pavement.
people who use this for property maintenance can greatly justify getting it. It is expensive but it can pay for it's self in the first season even 1/2 of the season if you're really good.well I'd imagine those who are interested in the snow blower would want to use it this winter.
but how many of us really are going to buy it? its pretty expensive.