Redoing my last post due to changing my mind...and 65hoss. Thanks for the great idea, hoss! The only thing you didn't have to tell me was that Exmark rocks! LOL Anyway, I need some input on the 48" Metro HP. I'm open to positive/negative feedback. Advantages...Disadvantages? What about ECS? I've heard both sides from the dealers that I've talked to. The ECS system looks like it would be fairly comfortable to operate. I suppose that I'll find out when I get a chance to demo. I'm just trying to find out what's good/bad about the machine. Any of you that have this machine or have run it in the past, please post your info about cut quality, machine quality, and all around perfromance. Thanks guys!