Hey guys and gals! Heres my predicament: It is time to for me to buy a good walkbehind. I love my Exmark Lazer Z but unfortunately Exmark does not offer what I want....a 44" HYDRO w/ a floating deck. Yeah I can go for the Viking and get the HYDRO but I'm stuck with a FIXED deck (I really want a floating deck) and 36" or 48".....or a Metro HP and forget about HYDRO (no way) and I'm still stuck with a 36" or 48". Both come with a 48" deck option but I want to be sure that gates are not a problem...thus the 44" decision. I want another Exmark but I don't want to compromise. I want to be absolutely sure that standard gates are not an issue, I want HYDRO drive, and I want a floating deck. Toro offers a machine with what I'm looking for: 44" floating deck (SFS type) Dual HYDRO drive 15 hp (recoil) or 17hp (elect. start) Kawasaki. I've looked at Hustler and Gravelys websites and see they jump from 36" up to a 48". Any thoughts or ideas from you guys and gals about other options? This will be my first WB so any thoughts, ideas, or options from you WB users is appreciated. Thanks for any input!