I just recently bought the Regent 42 inch cut with 23 HP engine after owning a 12.5 hp LG for 25 years. It cuts great and even, just getting use to the hydrostatic transmission. Only two minor flaws that I see are a rougher ride than my old one and every
time I lean or just shift my butt, it wants to shut off. That so called safety feature was not designed well. I would still rate the mower a 5.