I am looking to buy a new 36" wb and am looking at the ferris and snapper pro. My concern with the snapper is the weight, 550 lbs. is alot heavier than other wb's. The ferris thumb controls are pretty easy to use but wonder how my thumbs would feel at the end of the day. I have searched both mowers w/o alot of luck. Just wondering if anyboy has any comments on either mower. Anything will help. Have good dealer support on both mowers.