We've owned this lawn mower for two years. We own just over half an acre and I wouldn't recommend this mower to mow the whole thing as it takes forever! My husband and I finally gave in and went to buy a riding mower since we felt like we were wasting so much time mowing the lawn. We use this push mower around edges, flowerbeds, trees, etc. which the riding mower can't reach very well. It is hard for me to get it started but can usually get it started after several tries. I like that it has a bag but it doesn't do much good since the angle of the bag makes the grass clippings get stuck before they reach the bag making me have to stop a lot to unclog it. It also doesn't have much power, but on the bright side it's not very loud! It works for the ten minutes we need it to to get around edges but I would go rent a riding mower before having to mow our whole lawn with this mower again. I do like the handle, it doesn't make my arms go numb and it's just the right height for me at 5'3".