I have read a million posts on 21" mowers here, and I know the only way to decide is to use something yourself, but... I need a 21" mower for my home only (not work use). Being in the landscape industry I have problems buying junk, even though I presently use a 10 year old Craftsman 21" mower. The problem is that is cuts horribly at 3" or more, not enough suction to raise the grass. So, I need a new one. Local dealer has Snapper (res. and commercial), White, Cub Cadet, LawnBoy, and Troy Built on the floor. They sell Exmark, so I could order one I suppose. Another dealer about 30 min away has Toro and Honda, and yet another has the JD's, so all are options. The thing I need most is a good cut at high heights and the ability to mulch well in high or wet conditions. I only bag on occassion and I can deal with smaller bags or less than optimal bagging. BUT, beyond that my wife has to be able to handle the thing easily. We had a Honda Harmony a few years ago and she could not handle the thick handlebar area - it hurt her small hands. The lawn is 9,200 sqft and hilly. Front wheel drive is actually nice since you can keep it going and just lift up the front when turning and never have to re-engage the drive, but rear-wheel seems all that is available outside of Sears mowers anymore. So, anyone have feedback on ease of use for small hands/people on hills and still good cutting. LawnBoys are out since she hates the wheel offset on them (I am married and this is not an agrument I care to engage in - so no LawnBoy) I saw the Snapper HiVac's yesterday and they look nice, but are really heavy. I do not like the way the bag shuts with a clip either, but if it get the job done. The drive on them is a funny little stub of an engagement lever - I am not sure if small hands will have trouble holding that. The Cub and White are identical mowers and the lever you hold to engage the drive seems like it would break easy. I have not seen the Toro or Exmark up close yet. Ok, ready for any input. Thanks!!!!!!!