I have a 27 year old top-of-the-line Ariens self-propelled walk-behind.
Also a 7 year old top-of-the-line Toro self-propelled walk-behind.
is a total piece of *censored* compared to the Ariens and I only use it now and then to make sure it still runs. If I didn't feel I need a backup for the Ariens, I would just put the Toro out by the road with a FREE sign on it.
Someone with a smooth, manicured lawn with no obstacles might like the Toro, as long as you don't mind picking up the pieces that fall off, but my lawn is none of the above.