Scott's lawnmowers are great, but they are not the best. If possible, choose either a Craftsman or a John Deere. Why? Both Craftsman and John Deere are the two largest manufacturers of lawnmowers and have the best warranties.
We've had ours for a number of years, and really like it. Just now I have put a new battery in it but after about 1 & one half hours I need to recharge the battery. Do I need a generator? I'm a new widow and trying to learn.