It all depends on what you are trying to accomplish. Faster mowing times? Perfect lawn? Relaxing time outside? Tractor fun time? Avoiding trees?

Quote Originally Posted by chim View Post
I like using a 3PH RFM. Time on the tractor is therapy for me, not a race.
I second this. I recently sold my mower in order to buy a finish mower. I'm not anal about my lawn, so if it doesn't look like the White House lawn I'm still happy. It is still green before and after I mow it, so mission accomplished either way. With a finish mower I get to use my tractor, which I enjoy, be outside, which I enjoy, mow my lawn, which is needed and avoid maintaining a gas engine, which is annoying.

To each their own. Other peoples' opinions won't change your experience. Do what makes you happy.