DEEJ, I'm glad all Canadians do not talk down to others as do you. It would give them a bad name. Grounding problem, running out of gas problem, blown computer problems are problems with the system no matter who's at fault and can be very costly. I understand your point that EFI is a superior technology but as you have stated the mower companies didn't have good knowledge how to install one, owners should read their manuals but only a small percentage do and I'm not scared of EFI. In fact I embrace it as mainstream. The mechanics and dealers in the rural area I live in haven't been trained. All my knowledge is not second hand even the mower manufacturers had told me not to buy the EFI until more mechanics are trained. You quote "My point is: EFI increases the reliabliity of the engine, as a rule, just as it has done for all of the cars and trucks we drive today. Not to mention smooth consistent power, responsiveness, easy starting, excellent fuel economy, better emissions ..." I agree with. I have no problem with EFI or technology. I was an electronic tech in the Navy with a secret clearance and have worked on equipment MUCH (Radar, satellite communications, krypto equipment, transceivers, etc.)more complicated than a simple EFI but if I can't get service in my area on the EFI it doesn't do me any good. I'm driving 80 miles to one dealer now. Stop talking down to people like your some college professor. We all know this crap.