We purchased our mower in 1988, and twenty years later, it's still going strong! Though it is a bit of a gas guzzler, it still cuts the grass just the way we like it. We were thinking about the Honda pushmower at the time, but decided on this sit-down mower instead.
It vibrates a lot, but I'm sure with the new models, they have improved this. It is fairly comfortable, as far as mowers go, and has the easy to use steering-wheel which was typical for all mowers back then. We've never had any major problems with it, and like I said, It has lasted twenty years, so overall we're pretty pleased with it. It has a 38" deck, and is a semi-automatic transmission, so it is big enough to mow a large lawn in a small amount of time, and is easy and fun to ride.
Also important is the fact that we have never felt unsafe or like the mower had any tendency to tip over, which is a concern with other mowers. We did have a slight problem as the engine would seize up, but after having a family friend look at it, and make a few tweaks, it never happened again, and has been working perfectly ever since.
I'm sure there are new models out there that are even more comfortable and don't eat up gas as much, but when its time to get a new one, I will definitely be in the market for a Honda.