Yeah rvl, I pretty much decided to buy this machine due to all the positive reviews I've read (mostly on this excellent website ). The area I live and plan to work in, most yards are 1/4 - 1/2 acre, lots of fences. So I figure, I got the Honda 21" hydro and now the 36" V-Ride, I should be able to meet 99% of my first-year workload, no worries. The last major purchase will be a 6x10 enclosed trailer, and then that's it for equipment... for now... I really feel that I made the right brand choice, and the right size choice for my needs I'll bet that 52" rocks it!