I bought 3 exmark 30's on Friday. I used one all day Sunday. Here is what I found: Cuts great, cuts leaves up well, It did bog in some thick leaves and had to slow down, Very easy to turn, it bagged really well, I wish the bag was larger. It was real easy to dump. It was easy to switch from mulching to bagging. It discharged well and was easy to switch to. Going up and down real steep hills it did get away from me a bit. I cut a lawn 15,000 sq ft. in 20 minutes. It goes really fast. Very few maintenace issues, with very little to go wrong. Easy for EMPLOYEE's to learn and operate. This means you can take a good guy that may not be a lawn expert and teach him in ten minutes how to operate it. Can't do that with walkbehinds. The lawns were very wet and I did not have any rutting. I like when you turn, the wheels continue moving not hurting the grass. Even when your good with a walkbehind or rider you still divot the grass in some area's. I'am very impressed with the Emark 30, so far I think it's a very good mower. We plan on running a crew for lawns 18,00 square feet and down. So Far I think they came out with a winner. I will keep updating my opinions on this machine.