well like I said I must be one of the few who doesn't. when I look at mowers I look for the size of deck I want, price, what kind of bells and whistles does it have the accessories available I would need. also ease of maintenance. horse power and speed don't really mean much to me. I will only go as fast as the mower is going. no mower is gonna shave hours off my time going from residential propery to trailer and back all day. as for horse power. have no idea what I need. I've just told the dealer how many I service and how often and he makes his recommendation. I'm much more an impulse buyer than most. if I like the looks of the machine and it has the basic needs and wants and I have the money I'm probably gonna buy it. no comparing horse power, speed, fuel efficiency, etc.