I am in the process of finishing my second year with the Z, 24 HP.Honda. I love the mower, my wife loves it and my children love it. I cut 4.6 acres of Miss. bahalia grass and have no major complaints. Had one clutch replaced under warrenty and no other major problems. I have put the "fusion" blades on and have been pleased. I wish the Honda was 28-30 H.P. and I had got the 72" cut, but hind sight is 20-20. I change the oil sooner than required and grease every other mowing. I blow the dirt and dust off and keep the mower in an enclosed building. My brother-in-law got a Lazer -Z with 55" cut and 27-28 HP Kohler, I think. It will mow through anything but just sitting on it I can feel it is not the same mower. The seat is smaller, the control arms are smaller, etc. Life is too short to dance with ugly women and ride on less than the best lawnmower!!!!!! Go Hustler!!!!