A few weeks ago, I posted the rediculous pricing I got concerning some small to mid-sized walk-behinds. I have several high-end residential properties which really benefit from the cut my 21" gives but it sure takes quite a while longer than my 48" Gravely ztr. Anyway, I'm back to considering the Metro 26. I've been interested in this push mower since it came out several years ago. I remember all the complaints of poor performance and failed promises the first season and it seemed to slowly get better each year. Now it doesn't get mentioned too often here anymore. My search I just did yielded only a few threads and they weren't "that" bad. So for those with recent models, how are they holding out? Are you liking the cut and performance now? I pretty much mulch my clippings year round and I still have reservations of only 6hp turning a 26" blade. Thanks for any thoughts.