I am getting a mower for my home use only, which is 9,000 sqft of hills and undulations. I mulch 30 out of 32 cuts per year (as an average) so I want to get the best mulcher I can. I thought my wife would like the Personal Pace on one of the Super Recyclers, but she said she hated it and preferred the 3 sp BBC 20487 model. This model comes without a bag, so if i add one I am over $800. If i am going to go that far I might as well consider the Proline series, but no one locally has any in stock that I can look at in person. I know someone here has both of these and I am looking for some feedback. I am not sure why the 20487 is so expensive as a super recycler series mower. It is a 6.5 hp OHV engine, but the two lower models are 6.75 hp. Maybe the 20487 is not a Briggs engine, but something different (I forgot to ask)? I thought my wife would have difficulty squeezing the drive on the 20487, but she says it is ok. From the pictures I see, the Proline had staight handles versus the "ergonomic" slanted handles on the 20487. Is this easier or more difficult for a women of small stature to handle the Proline's? She likes the BBC, so of those in the Proline series, are the controls of the mower different? I do not see the "deck" or "plate" where the throttle and speed controls sit across the top of the handles on the 20487 on the Proline series. Anyone think the cut is different between the two, or have any other insights to the differences? The deck on the 20487 looks different than the other super recycler series. I do not know if this is good or bad. Any help?? Thanks!