Reading up on this Metro 26".. had a few posts saying that it was more for bagging rather than mulch (even though it advertises mulching).. and I guess honda has a commercial version of their double bladed mulching mower coming out this year (which should have a great mulch to it, but only 21").. Would love to buy the metro 26, but need it to mulch well (for $1350, better than well!!)... Has anyone seen this in action when it comes to mulching ?????!!!!!!! Reason Im worried is that when i started just for some chump change during the summer while goin to college, I used a 21" craftsman which had an excellent mulch (1st class) then bought a toro recycler 22" which didnt mulch worth a damn, and the toro is suppose to be a superior machine. I know these were residential mowers, but still in the same size as the commercial 21's and metro 26... Question is: WHO BAGS? if you live in rural kentucky then its okay, you can dump it in the field in your backyard at the end of the day... but for the majority of us.. theres no way to dispose of the clippings. COMMERCIAL MOWERS SHOULD BE MORE RIGGED TO MULCH RATHER THAN BAG, yet they push these bags on these 21" commercials. (not to mention the time involved with bagging) we are supposed to be efficient... and bagging is not.. as far as mulching goes, the craftsman would mulch down some high grass..might be a residential piece of crap, but a great mulch. Would hate to spend over a gran on a commercial mower and find out it had a lousy mulch. especially the 26" metro at nearly $1500 after taxes.