I'm in the same boat, Geb. Thanks for the replies. I'm looking (online) at the Cub Cadet XP (if I get into this with vigor). Like you, MY lawn will be my litmus test(s).
I have one industrial site that's unihabited....and, the owners want to keep maintenance costs down. So, they're asking me to gly. the very little grass that's there. They're commercial developers, only looking to develop the site for rest/hotel/etc. clients. It only has to look "presentable". That (and my food plots) is the only apps. I see for the boom.