We had a post not long ago where everyone debated if torque or HP was the most important. I'm in the school of both of them being important because the engine doesn't run the full 3600 rpm in the really thick stuff and on hills, etc. Well I mentioned there was a lawsuit against small engine manufacturers that is forcing them to use torque instead of a hp rating for a more accurate measurement of how much work the engine would do (and because some were over rating the HP). Anyway I noticed in the Sears circular in the newspaper this weekend that they have went to torque rating on all small mowers in the advertising. No mention of HP in the ads only something like a torque rating of 6.5 or something similar. Has anyone else seen this trend this year? It seems to only be affecting very small engines so far, the riding mowers were listed in terms of HP. Just an observation, not trying to start any fights. I'm surely not the first one to notice this. I know Sears is only one store and they sell only consumer grade but this will probably carry over into some commercial applications.