I've been a member of this community for a long time, and have posted very little...with that said, I'd like to thank each and everyone of you who do participate in the many valuable discussions that occur on Lawnsite. Anyway, I'll be picking up my new PM 34z in a few hours. I purchased the suspension seat and mulching kit. This is my first Z, so I'm really exited! This mower will server as my primary unit, and my Toro Proline 32" will, mostly, be used to supplement or backup the 34Z. I know all the downfalls of this mower...can't hold hills, slops, berms, etc...however, I don't expect to encounter many of these types of properties. Here in New Orleans, and surrounding areas, there aren't much of those types of properties...were pretty much flat here. I'll let you'll know about my impressions of this mower in a few weeks. Thanks again.