Went out to mow the lawn today and wanted to demonstrate in some way the satisfaction of using a reel mower. My mower is squeaky and loud, but I can still listen to my iPod while mowing and look! There is nothing more satisfying than watching blades of grass flip out of the reel as it gets cut. My lawn (what there is of one) is not showplace-grade, but it's short enough so the neighbors don't stare balefully at me as I wave past them. I can also mow the yard wearing my hippie Birkies and don't have to worry about getting a toe taken off.