I am considering purchasing the Billy Goat 33" mower but would like to get some feedback on the unit from people who own it. I had the chance to try one out this week. This is what I found: 1. Cut is very good in side discharge mode. I did not have a chance to mulch with it. Is it a good mulcher? 2. Grass was not very tall or thick on test properties. How does the unit perform in lush turf? 3. Drive mechanism is not user friendly. Too fast to mow in 4th gear and the unit immediately goes up to a gear's top speed when the drive lever is depressed. There is no gradual acceleration. Is there a way to correct this. 4. Briggs engine was tough to start at times and consumes a lot of gas quickly. In about 45 minutes of testing, nearly 3/4 of the tank was consumed by the machine. Thanks for the feedback.