I'm about to buy my first mower (my funding arrives next week). I called a local dealer and told him I was interested in an eXmark 52" ZTR (the recommendation of a landscaper I respect greatly). When I told him where I would be working, a somewhat higher class residential area, he said he was hearing that folks living in that area were asking LCOs to use walk-behinds, not ZTRs because the ZTRs were tearing up their lawns when the operator turned. I asked if this was a machine issue or an operator issue, and he said an operator issue. Now, since I'm the operator, I figure I'll do it right, but I have some questions: Is it difficult to NOT do damage on a turn with a ZTR? Or can a novice like me handle it if I'm careful? Have you run into customers who objected to your using a certain mower and, if so, how did you respond? I'm thinking of going with a Stander so I can say I don't use the kind of mower the homeowner objects to. Is this devious? Thanks for your responses!