Great information here ! Doing my homework........ I am new to this zero turn stuff, but it seems like now is the time for us to take it to the next level in mowing. Our son and I will be using this mower to cut our own properties. 2 or 3 days a week. I really like buying the best product I can justify so I am thinking of the Lazer HP, just not sure of the deck size. We will be mowing grass in and around trees and rocks, lots of maneuvering, not much acreage..........Thanks for the input. also..... Can someone tell me what size the deck is on the "2004 HP model" that is shown on the exmark web site.