I don't know if I'd say lucky. exmark makes a very good mower. like I said before I don't think there is another mower out there that is SUPERIOR.
not saying exmark is the mower just saying they all have there pros and cons and of the ones I've seen or tried none of them are so much better than the other. so price is a huge part of the deciding factor for me.
in my neck of the woods I have access to wright, walker, toro, exmark, jd and scag. toro and exmark are the cheapest and the others don't have anything that make superior to and exmark or toro except walkers ghs. but they all produce decent cuts and they all have there pros and cons