i am currently running a 52" grasshopper frnt mnt and have the bagging attachment that i use mostly during the winter months. the 52" will let me get into some tight places and i do like that, but i feel really "slow" when operating this machine. i drove a buddy's mid mnt and felt like i was flying! i do like my frnt mnt when mowing up under obstacles and such but i am wondering how you all feel a front mnt stacks up to a mid mnt. in productivity. also how much more string trimming is necessary when using a mid mount. oh yeah the hillsides with the g-hopper is like a sliding board!