I have two of these fans to circulate the air in a large room when my wood stove is running. I generally turn them on in November and turn them off in March (they are up on a high shelf by the ceiling and require a ladder to get to, so it's a biggish deal to turn them on and off). I have had these two for 6 years. That is 6 years times 5 months equals 30 months of near continuous usage. As to the "weenie" motor comment, I am not sure what that means. The output of a fan is determined by blade speed and blade pitch, these things turn fast, are quiet, and put out plenty of "wind" and after all this use, I have no complaints.