So I have 25 hours on the machine now, and I'll give a little update.
Cuts hills like no other going ACROSS
Very fast and smooth to operate
Trimming around objects, aka zero turn trimming, can be done with one hand
It threw the transmission belt at 9 hours and destroyed the plastic fans. Putting it in the shop for 6 days. Cub cadet recognized there was a problem with the spacing of the idler pulley, my dealer shimmed it, and it shouldn't happen again.
Going up steep hills and backing down doesn't work with this mower the reverse is very jumpy and it WILL lift those front wheels up pretty high.
The rubber broke off the key already
The tread is starting to fall off the tires in chunks
There are ZERO tie down points for trailering
In all, if I had to do it again, I would still drop the $5500 on this mower. There are better mowers out there, but this one works well and my dealer is very good about getting the warranty work done quickly so I can't complain too much. And I love my Cubs.