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.
...and on that day when my strength is failing, the end draws near and my times has come, still my soul will sing Your praise unending, ten thousand years and then forevermore!