I have only used this machine twice so far, so a long term view may be different. However, it feels like a well built machine with a quiet engine and a very easy to start pull chord. My old machine is twice as hard to pull.
The grass collector is a good size and cuts our lawn without having to empty it. The cut adjustment is a single lever and, again, this is effortless. It is definitely a step up from my previous, cheap DIY store petrol mower. The roller leaves a great stripe on the lawn but the downside to this is that it makes the lawn mower heavier than my previous machine and not as easy to manoeuvre.
We also have a long gravel drive between front lawn and rear and it's hard work dragging it or pushing it over the stones. However all in all it's a great machine which cuts the grass superbly.