Bought this mower about a month into the mowing season because my ten year old gas powered one finally bit the dust. Did a fair amount of research, including going down the the local farm and fleet store to check it out in person before finally deciding to take the plunge with this one. Read all the reviews and was fairly comfortable trying it out despite some negative reviews ( if I've learned one thing its that there's always negative reviews about something, no matter what somebody is unhappy.) I've had it for about two months and am very happy so far. We've got about a third of an acre, maybe a little less, and battery has no problem making it through in one charge. Haven't had any issues yet and don't have to worry about maintainence or walking behind smelly fumes. Can be a little heavy to push up hills, but on fairly even terrain pushes just as easy as one forty lbs lighter. Only concern is how long the battery will end up lasting, but like I've said I've had no problems so far and am glad I purchased it.