I'll certainly report back on their performance!
While not an electrician, There is no chance I would not have thought to check continuity on my own. I am so glad I heeded the advice of others to get an EMS. Once it found the problem it was fairly easy to fix. I am only left to imagine the sort of trouble we would have been in had the EMS not been in place to protect us...
I will never be without one again.
The price of the Wen inverter generators was comparitivley so low that I was compelled to buy. The money I didn't spend on generators went towards purchasing a disc brake system for my trailer.