Picked up a Troy-Bilt 340XP at Lowes last nite. Gettin' tired of fighting the push mower (reliable old 2-stroke LawnBoy) up the hills in my yard (they seem to have gotten higher in the past 25 years ). The T-B has the B&S "premium" (whatever that means) 7.75 rate torque engine. I was looking at the LawnBoy "Insights", but read some reviews about problems with the drive units - the one guy said his was replaced 3 times in the first year... Toro is top of the line of course, but $600 is a lot to swallow... We'll see. Side note, I'm sending a sample of the B&S 30 weight SJ/CF oil in for VOA. I'll post when Blackstone responds.