I really really want an exmark walk behind. But my favorite dealer only sells Toro, Dixie Chopper, and Encore mowers. He tried really hard to convince me today that the toro was just as good or better. And something about the exmark being too difficult to lift over curbs. The only exmark dealer in town is 15 miles from where I live and from what I understand, the old man that owns it may be shutting the doors to retire. I guess what Im trying to ask is, is the exmark so much better than a toro that I have to hassle with going to a dealer I don't know or trust, just to get the mower I want? Would you choose the product or the dealer you like best? Gotta mow!!! See Ya!!!