im looking for a new 21, my honda seems to leave ALOT of stragglers even with NEW SHARP blades. and my cubcadets suck!!! freaking CANADIANS!!! but, anyway, i only use the 21 for trimming by sides of houses, some curbs, and i only cut 2 houses out of 43 with the 21" so i dont really want to spend over $500 for a mower that only gets used a few times a week. but the 2 that is use the 21" on are highend residentals, and i got my honda to stripe her lawn good one week and when i came back to get the money for that month 2 days later she was telling me how she couldnt belive the stripes and she loved them, but then i went and did it again the week after with sharp blades and it left alot of stragglers, it seems like its a hit or miss with hondas. anyway, whats a good 21" or 22" mower for around $500, only being used twice a week + trimming.