I'm a yard nut. I live out in the country, but I still want my yard to look nice. I think it's a guy thing... I like the even lines the mower makes and I rotate directions each time I mow so that it makes a grid pattern. Just looks nicer I guess. Plus, I mow so that when I'm done all the dead grass is in one area, not all spread out. This means I have to mow more often, but I hate dead grass.