Right now Ive got a Honda Harmony II. I like the engine, but the deck sucks. The grass in my yard is kinda thick and the deck plugs up all the time. I pretty much have to scrape the deck every time I mow or else it will plug up like crazy and the engine will lug much of the time. This is the only steel deck mower Ive ever owned that was this bad about plugging up. I even got the rear-discharge kit for it, and it still plugged up (poor chute design, IMO). I went and looked at some Deere walkbehind mowers yesterday and they look pretty good. I really liked the aluminum decked one with the Kawi 7 hp, but $800 for a walkbehind mower is more than I can afford. They had a nice steel decked 3-speed one with a 6.75 hp Briggs motor for $500. It looks like its built as least as beefy as my Honda is, and the discharge setup looks like it wont plug up as much as my Honda does. So, we all know that Deere's tractors are pretty sweet, but how well do their walkbehinds hold up? Thanks.