I have heard others mention all the dirt when mulching; I wonder if the Hustler is better; I also looked at a 2010 leftover Ex-Mark quest. They really down graded the 20111, but the 2010 seemed like a well built compact machine. My dealer only had the 22HP Briggs engine and I was ruling out because of that, maybe I should reconsider. It was less than the others I am looking at:
I was quoted $4699.99 plus $200 for mulch kit, less $200 manufacturer discount, plus tax. I didn't push or negotiate yet, but saw them advertised as low as $3999. (no mulch) on-line.
Under the 2010 specs, it seemed solid with welded deck and fabricated deck. What feedback have you heard?