I mentioned it lifting up the grass that gets pushed down by the wheels in my post about my mower sucks.....
I can't see myself using the standard blade ever again either, tho I admit to being slightly troubled about my battery life last week. I'm going to time it next time I use it, then maybe put the standard blade back on and see if its deteriorating. It's one year old.
Immediately heard that it was a little louder. But, still MUCH quieter than my old Honda Harmony.
Mowed the backyard today after two days of heavy rain. It was still pretty damp. Was cutting at setting 3 and it left no lines. I also found that it mulched up twigs and other debris very nicely.
Love this mower even more now. My backyard is almost always damp. In fact, I have French drains to prevent flooding. This unit being so light means that I leave much less muddy mess near the drains on days like today.
I also notice that the tires on this mower don't collect wet grass clippings the way my Honda did.
Very, very happy.
I've mulched the last two mows with the high lift blade, rather than bagging. I'm really happy with the way it's mulching. Since I much prefer to leave the clippings on the grass to fertilize the grass rather than bagging, I'll probably be strictly mulching with the high-lift blade.
I also think the high-lift blade on the steel deck mower is an awesome combination. I think that combination solves a lot of problems that people have had with EGO mowers, such as lack of lift, poor mulching performance, bad side-discharge design (since with the steel deck mower you get a true side-discharge).
I can't stop singing the praises of that combination.