After narrowing it down between Lesco and Exmark, I finally chose one to buy. Just bought a 2004 demo model from a dealer. 48", 17hp, electric start. Not sure how a 2004 demo made it through to the end of the 2005 season. The dealer himself seemed surprised to find out it was a 2004, as he was originally claiming that it was a 2005. I wasnt sure how much I should trust him on the hours the mower was used. He said that the mower couldnt have more than 100 hours on it at most. Just by looking at the mower, that seemed like a reasonable estimate. Tomorrow i go out and mow with it for the first time. I was curious to know from the other owners of this same model of mower if there are any problems I should expect out of this mower? I guess my biggest fear is if it gives a crummy cut in wet grass or doesnt disperse cut grass very well. Any lovers of this year and model of mower?