I just picked up this mower at my local Home Depot, and I could not be more excited! For the past 13 years, I have owned an HRB216HXA. It has given me great service over this time period, however, It was time to replace it due to irritating problems. So, I sold it for $75.00 and picked up this model. All of the features and controls are identical except for the "Clip Director". My old one had a mulching plug. Since I was already familiar with the operation of this mower, I was quickly mowing in style. It started on the first pull right out of the box. All of the mechanical features speak for themselves, however, the one feature that excites me the most is the "Quadra Cut System" The cut with this machine is like no other; it is perfect every time! Most people will not want to spend $699.99 for a lawnmower, however, this one is worth every penny! I actually look forward to cutting my grass every week, mainly because I have pride in my home, but also because mowing the lawn is an absolute joy with this product! Since I already had personal experience with this type of mower, the knowledge I have gained over the years will definitely help me keep this one for maybe 20 Years! Thanks Honda!!!