Glad to be a part of such an awesome site! I've had decent success with the residential $400 Snapper 21" by modifying it slightly (making it rain-proof and replacing some weak pieces). But I want a larger cutting path and a drivetrain that will not show signs of wear for at least 400-500 hours of small lawns while still staying in the walk-behind class. Is there a mower out there with comparable quality and the above attributes for under $900? I have a vision of this Snapper with a better drivetrain and the whole thing blown up by about 30% (deck, motor, everything just plain bigger). Thanks fellas (and ladies?).