I bought this mower two years ago, and I haven't looked back. First off, it runs like a dream. I never have any issues when it comes to getting it to start. I have a big yard, and sometimes during the summer I am away for a few weeks, and when I come back, the height of my yard is usually pretty tall. It has never struggled with mowing down the grass when it is pretty high. It mulches up the grass perfectly, and even when it is a little wet, it does not clump up. Handling It handles great! It has a very good turn radius for getting around bushes, and trees. Durability Its a very durable mower, that usually powers right through anything. Safety Obviously you want to keep your young children away from it, but it does come with good safety features in case kids do get on it. Ease of Use Very easy to use! Starts right up, and running it does not get any simpler. Everything is clearly labeled, and even if you have no experience with riding mowers, you can figure it out.