ALL THESE STATEMENTS ARE PURE OPINION!! i demoed a 60 inch w/ a 25 and didnt like it much at all. my main gripes(and they are major ones to me) are the fact that the blade engagement is right there in front of you and the way it engages. i dont want to be on a hill and suddenly go into a slide and have to reach down and bend over to kill the blades. secondly, i dont like the non-user friendly controls. the throttle is really weird in my opinion, some cheezy lever. i wish all the controls were on the same side. when the throttle is all the way up and the blades are not engaged, the motor constantly revs and slows, revs, slows. it is majorly anoying. the deck is the absolute worst part. first, it isnt marked so you dont know what height you are cutting at. second, the lowering/rasing techinque is very funky and hard to get use to. third, if you hit a bump the deck sometimes slams all the way up and stays there until you lower it back down. and lastly, the deck doesnt even raise up far enough to clear a freakin curb!! things i did like about it were the comfort of the ride. but thats credited to the mud terrain tires on the back being ran at about 10 lbs of pressure. this results in a bumpy but controled ride on uneven surfaces. i liked the mulching plate that raises and lowers on the side. but, this would quickly get snagged on anything from a tree limb to a overhanging deck or road sign. i liked the blade tip speed but i didnt like the engine noise that cam with it. i liked its ability to hold a hill but my tiger will hold them just as well w/ its lower center of gravity and lower tire pressures. all in all, a few Pro's but mostly Con's and the cons i couldnt and wouldnt get use to. No Chopper For Me!