I love my Toro, and I have a few friends with Hondas. i'd say that either one would be a solid choice. I totally agree with the fact that it's can't be too large or too powerful. pushing a tiny snowblower to the limit every time you use it just to clear 6" of snow is stupid. spend another $200 and go for more ponies and the thing will basically run on autopilot tossing 12" or more.It can not be to large or to powerful.
In other words get the largest and most powerful one you can afford and you will be very happy.