I have a 7 blade McLane. Nothing fancy. Bought it off CL 3 years ago for $125 and it's been great. I just replaced all 3 chains this season. It also gets a new belt every season.
I made the reel to bedknife adjustment (I think I did it correctly) but it still won't cut paper. I did a test cut on my side yard and it seems better so I will have to make this work for now. I should have cut 2 days ago. Luckily I'm using PGR.
I'm sure after 3 years of using it and buying it used from someone it needs some more attention than I have given it. I'm always looking for the cheap fix so I am hoping a backlap will get it cutting again. If not, I will look for a professional sharpening. When I bought this 3 years ago it was really for a trial with the intention to upgrade. It had been doing a great job for me so I haven't had the need to upgrade. I don't see myself spending 700++ on a GreensMower but a larger TruCut would be nice.