First off I'm in the Dallas area, and I bought this mower about a year ago. I was very impressed with what they have done, and the problems they seemed to have addressed with the Toro 21s we use. Such as - no loose cables, height adjusters don't look like they can wear out, belt can be changed easily out in the field, heavier blade will take more sharpening and more of a beating(it happens), wheels look like they will hold up better, the braces for the handle don't look like they would wear out or need constant tightening, removes the pinions that wear out from the rear wheels, more solid deck, cheaper parts, no grease points. I did only use this on my own lawn and when I go out and mow a lawn every now and then so it probably only has 30 hours on it. The 2nd time I mowed my lawn, the little plastic insert that goes in the rear wheels for the drive to work broke, the girl where I bought it gave me the part at no charge and said she hadn't seen that happen before so no big deal, it hasnt happened since. More recently, its not rolling back, sometimes the transmission locks up and I have to drag it, which is no fun, not that I'm dragging it all over, but I don't think this should be an issue. The last problem I've had with this mower, is the quality of cut, it has been bad in both tall and regular conditions, I shouldn't say bad, but it isn't as good as the Toros, the lift just isn't there, it leaves strays all over. And yes the blades are sharp. It will pack a bag better than a Toro will, but we rarely bag anything so that isn't much of a concern for me. Conclusion - I really like the thought, I have been brainstorming something similar for my Toros for a while, to simplify them and address the problems I could easily fix(for instance we only run the traction cable, and no throttle or kill cable). But at the end of the day the quality of the cut is what matters to the customer, they aren't concerned with the mower being cheaper to buy/maintain, they want their yard to look like it was mowed by a pro when they get home, and I don't think the cut quality is up to par with the Toro for me to replace our mowers with these. I haven't been on this site for a very long time, so if any of these issues have been addressed feel free to respond, that's why I put in the title correct me if I'm wrong Thanks!!