Well, I got the Tonic and I can see what you mean, Cindy. The markings don't show up so well against the orange. Why did they do that! It makes no sense.
Of course the SU guillotine just went on sale for a bit less than I paid for the new trimmer I am returning. However, I can't take advantage of it because the sale ends on the 28th of this month and with the holidays I'll never be able to get my trimmer back to them unless I send it by some expensive fast method and thereby defeat the purpose of the sale.
So my choice is to keep the Tonic or just buy the SU and deal with the extra expense. And exchange my trimmer for some other things. I can always use more full size pads.
Is the SU trimmer easier to read? Maybe I'll just get used to this one.