Can't go wrong either way. If you go for a Husky get the XP series, if you go Stihl get the Pro series. Buy nice or buy twice, whichever brand you choose.
FYI, I have a 1995 Stihl 036 and love it. I've also used a buddy's Husky 262XP and it rips.....I would've taken either one in a heartbeat after using both and doing extensive research, found a deal on the Stihl, and have no regrets.