This is my second lawn mower ever and I am so happy I purchased it. I love that it's not bagless, no more picking up lawn clippings. It's a great brand name mower and very smooth and cuts the grass nice and clean. Performance Very smooth and nice cuts on your lawn. And having a bag is so much better than not having one, makes your doing the lawn so much faster than having to pick up lawn clippings. Handling It's very easy to handle, the only thing is when you get it out the box you have to put a few parts together, but it is fairly simple to do and you just follow the directions and you will be fine and happy you made this purchase. Durability So far I had it for a little while but I can see that it is well made and will last for a very long time as long as you keep up with it's maintenance, which is not really that much work to do. Ease of Use Just pull the string and turn on the lawnmower and you have a nice easy time cutting the lawn, very easy to use. Engine Power Troy built is a well built machine and strong engine.