I been living with my fiancé for about 6 years at her home and been cutting her lawn: it sucks! Normally cutting grass wouldn't be a big deal but I am not getting any younger, she has about an acre, and that isn't the bad part, the bad part is those damn hills! I had enough and put my foot down and she agreed to me getting a tractor/lawnmower that I could ride. Originally the plan was me getting it at the end of this season but that got squashed due to our need for a new furnace (it never ends I swear). Anyway, the plan is next year. So I did my research and came up with the following: 1. I used to be loyal to Craftsman but since they sold the line I am no longer a fan. Don't bother trying to convince me otherwise but not only did they sell it but who they sold it to just makes me believe it will get even worse in time. So I am done with the Craftsman brand. 2. JD (John Deere) which I owned one when I was married and I have to tell you, they are overrated. So that too is not something I am considering. 3. Snapper - One of the WORST lawnmowers I have ever used. I got it because someone raved about it; I couldn't disagree more. 4. Toro - I was considering to go to HD (Home Depot) and get a Toro till I Google it. Let’s just say Toro is no longer on my list. 5. Cub Cadet - looks nice, has a lot of stuff you can use it for, and just a cool looking lawnmower and since the lawnmower specialist places sell it, I thought it was a great brand. Another Google search will tell you otherwise and the other thing I learned is their customer service sucks. So moving on. 6. Gravely - I saw it in the store and thought that looks tough which I confirmed after some Google searches. But more of a professional device and since the person I spoke to about it came off as a Richard-Cranium and really didn't pursue looking at other places I left it at that. Which leaves me to: Husqvarna I know my buddies say out of all the dirt bikes they ride and love, that is the best and many of them don't even own that brand. I heard the next best is KTM. I know for a fact it's not Kawasaki! Anyway, so I looked at that and I have to say the reviews are excellent, they have excellent reputation, and so on. Plus their warranty while all over the place sounds fair. Well I went into this REALLY WANTING A Zero-Turn mower, BUT the nice guy at another place whom took the time to speak to me for about 15-minutes talked me out of it. His reasoning makes sense and I had to say it was slightly in the back of my mind just from observation. The reason it's not a good choice is due to the hills. 360's as I like to call them are back heavy, so going at inclines they tend to peel out and/or do a wheelie. Now you can ride a hill sideways but I don't want to be confined having to do that so like I said I was talked out of it. Then he brought up push lawn mowers to which I told him, between the size, and the hills you can get me the best push lawnmower in the world, but unless it's driving itself or someone else is pushing it, I am not interested. Don’t say it, I know a self-propelling lawnmower exists, I own one but doesn’t change the situation with the hills. You walk up and down them 50-plus times without the lawnmower and then talk to me about my options Then there is the robot; even though I am in IT that is just too techy for me, at least for now. Then there are two brands left (if you go to their website you will see). One starts at 5k and the other 2k. I really like the 5k model because by design you can mow under bushes and stuff where the tractor you can't. But is that really worth the extra 3k? IMHO no because one I already own a push lawnmower that I can use just for that. Also, even if I didn't I can still buy one, have the 2k tractor, and still spend less than that one device that is 5k. Anyway, that is where I amt, and still open to suggestions, tips, models, brands, and so on. The only thing I am dead set against is if I have to walk it then I am not interested. Stand or sit is fine, anything other than that NOPE!