I've had this lawnmower for a few years, and I have to say it still works like a champ. I like that it's self propelled, and that it mulches. I have 2 huge trees in the front of my yard and 2 big trees in the back. Needless to say, I get a lot of leaves just from my trees; not to mention the neighbors leaves on a windy day. This mower has saved me from raking and bagging (the minimum) 50 bags worth of leaves during the fall/winter season. For the spring/summer I like the adjustments to keep a nice short lawn.