Don't under estimate this machine! I have been using a Quick 36 for almost 9 months and will purchase another one for '05. I don't have anything to lose or gain by my comments other than to let people know that I own and use a Quick 36. I have posted comments about the Quick 36 before and you can do a search to read comments, nothing has changed! If you want to PM me with questions I would be happy to answer your email and share my experience with Quick 36 as well as the people at Better Outdoor Products. I really can't comment on other 32"-36" w/b mowers because I have never owned or operated other brands of w/b mowers, and really do not feel that I can comment on other equipment that I have not purchased or used.