When I bought my home, the first major purchase I made was this Honda HRX. After consulting with my parents, the advice they passed onto me was "Don't go cheap. Buy something that will last." Well after weeks of researching various mowers, I decided upon the Honda. It had one of the very best warranties, and obviously a great reputation as an outdoor power equipment manufacturer. Setup was easy enough; the mower came pretty much pre-assembled, engine oil and everything. The only things to really do was adjust the handlebars into place (which do run high, just FYI) and attach the bag onto the rear chute. After browsing the manual to ensure I was doing things properly, the mower started on the first pull. Now getting used to the various motor functions took a few minutes, but by far the best function is the blade control feature. No more turning off the mower to pick up a stick, move a toy, etc. It truly makes mowing somewhat relaxing. I highly recommend this Honda. You truly are buying quality with this product.