Hey dcfas, I have been reading through some different threads lately and sounds like you recently experienced the debate I am going through....Raptor vs Timecutter vs Other Comparable Brands. I only have a 1/2 acre lawn and trying to stick to a $3,000 budget. That's like blasphemy on this board, lol. I understand why, but whatever I buy will be homeowner use only. Anyhow, I saw you went w/ the Toro and I was curious how you were liking it now that you have lived with it a few weeks? Any "loves" or "hates" with it? Fortunately for me, the local dealer I want to use is only about 10 minutes from my house and supports both Hustler and Toro. Going this Saturday to look in-person and get a feel. Anything you can share before I go would be appreciated. Thanks!