I had my previous Murray for over 15 years, and it was great, especially for the price, $99. When I went to replace it about five years ago, I was disappointed that Murray was no longer in production. I was never really satisfied with the replacement I bought. Then, last year, I saw that Murrays were back. I researched them and settled on this model. I especially like that I have three options for handling my clippings: bagging, mulching, and side discharge. I'm not a big fan of mulching, as it does not degrade as well or quickly as I would like, and my turf builds up well above my sprinkler heads. So I like being able to bag and dispose of my clippings. The only problem I have had so far was with the assembly. While assembly is minimal, mostly consisting of setting up the handle, the process was challenging, as the openings are tight. But if you take your time and see where your T-bolts are hanging up, the results will be excellent. This lawn mower seems to be sturdy and well made. The instructions for both the engine and the mower itself are well written, and the engine is 50% larger than on my first motorcycle. I'm glad that Murray is back in production.