You haven't heard the high quality gas/propane ones that run in a nicely engineered enclosure at 1800 RPMs. They are almost soothing.
I just can't pull the trigger for a once a year (at most) event. Almost, but not quite.
If they are so quiet, how could I hear them?
I have a couple of neighbors with the loud types, it only takes 1 to drive you back inside with the windows closed. Not referring to this storm of course, cause we're all inside with the windows closed anyway.