After looking at all of the brands available to me in both ZTR and walk-behind I have decided to give the BOP Quick a try. I have decided this for the following reasons: 1.) The people at BOP have been very knowledgable, informative and nice and willing to help you in any way reasonable. 2.) You are basically getting a hydro equipped machine for the price of a gear drive. Its like getting a Metro for a Viking price! 3.) They seem easy to work on if and when they do break..............I am not dependent on a technician that know a little more than I do to "get round to it" 4.) The compactness and design will make it easy to handle! 5.) The footprint is small so it is easier to store! 6.) Three blades.someone mentioned it almost rivaled a cut of a reel mower! Price is important but I had a budget of $4,000 and could have bought something more expensive. The only problem I am fretting over and the only reason I haven't ordered yet is because I absolutely cannot decide whether to go with the 36" or the 44". I don't have to worry about gates in my yard. I don't want the 44" to become difficult as opposed to the 36". As everyone knows "size" is important! I wanna know if anyone has used the 36" and then jumped over to a 44". How much weight and bulk does it add. I could really use getting finished up faster on my 3/4 to 1 acre lot. I might even actually look forward to cutting my yard again as when I had my patio home and always had a manicured lawn. I wonder if BOP would be willing to work with me if I got the 36" and then after getting it home and using it a few times that I should have gotten the 44". Can anyone help?