Have graded with standard and box blades. Bush hog regularly with 6 foot unit. Recently picked up 5ft finish mower. Use rear slip/pond scoop regularly. Boom pole and carry all work as well. No problems at all.
HST is perfect for my hilly acreage especially when mowing.
Graduated from a 1939 Ford 9N. Still have it but haven't even cranked in 6 months. No comparison as expected.
No FEL or BH and don't miss 'em. Could use an auger.