I sent toro a lot of feedback on the timemaster when I had issues with it. I will never buy another briggs and stratton engine after having the issues I did with it (governor gear shattered within a week of daily use) and I insisted they try putting a kawasaki or kohler on it and make it a lot more "commercial" friendly because in this economy tons of people are starting up lawn business's and a 30inch mower is perfect for that guy to put in the back of a pick up easily and even buy two at the price of one hydro 36in walk behind.
Personally I agree you can't replace a true 36in walk behind and the commercial 30's have their place.
-1996 RAM2500 Cummins 12V
-H&H Spray 200 gallon skid sprayer
-Billy goat TR500 5HP leaf loader
-Gravely Pro turn 52in w/23hp Kohler EFI
-Gravely pro hydro 36in walk behind
-Toro proline 21" suzuki two stroke
-Stihl BR600 Magnum
-Stihl BR420C Magnum
-Stihl SG20 backpack sprayer
-Bluebird 530 aerator with 4HP honda
-Prizelawn Bigfoot SS spreader
-Homelite hedge trimmers