OK, I'm pretty old school. I started mowing with LawnBoy mowers back in the late 1950's. Always had LawnBoy mowers. Tried others, went back to LawnBoy. Later models kept adding more and more safety "compliance" features, such as blade-brake, dead man engine ignition kill if you let go of handlebar...I can live with these, however at some point Lawnboy (and possibly other brands) added a "toe-guard" in the grass outlet, which is a guarantee of below deck clumping if the grass is the least bit tall, and a trailing plastic piece behind the deck, which makes backing up more difficult. I just remove these things, and the newer mowers become almost as easy to use as the old ones. Anyone else do this?