Well, I have to say... in my opinion the weakest performance point of the Command Cut deck is it's ability to chop leaves. Not that it does a terrible job, but it's the only thing I can think of that it does not do better than every other deck I know of.... It doesn't make any logical sense to me either. I mean this deck produces the finest discharge grass clippings I have seen. Yet somehow leaves seem to defy it a bit. I bet it is related to how it chops grass clippings so finely, yet never clogs the deck up. Something about flow... but I can't put my finger on it... It seems to do maybe it's best side discharging with gator blades, and does a good job if I have time to run over everything 2 passes or more and have sufficient turf to hide the confetti... Add the mulch kit and the dust blowout is near unbearable... With the mulch kit and OEM mulching blades... those blades just cycle too fast to make the leaves just disappear in one pass. I have a few more ideas up my sleve to try... but past that, I'm wondering how the rest of you guys are setting up for leaves??????????