in a way this thread is kind of pointless. everyone has there brands they like and some swear by the brands they use.
in the 8 years I've been in business I've owned and used nothing but toros and exmarks. never had a problem with the quality of cut, quality of machine itself or dealer service and support.
from all the properties I've seen cut by other brands of mowers there's no reason for me to switch to them. they look no better or worse than what the exmarks and toros put out.