After much time, effort and debate, Exmark has finally decided to take back the lemon that was my 05 Metro 26". Although they will not be giving me a refund, they have offered me one of the following choices: 06 Metro 26" ($1 850 Canadian) 06 Metro 21" with Kawasaki/BBC ($1 450/Canadian) 06 Metro 21" with Honda/BBC ($1 750/Canadian) My dealer suggested avoiding the 06 Metro 26". He had a book from Exmark that highlighted the changes and he felt that the changes would help with durability but not with performance, especially mulching as no upgrades to the unit's mulching capability were included in the book from Exmark. I don't really need another 21" unit as I already have a 21" toro proline with the suzuki engine but to make the best of a bad situation, I am leaning toward taking one of the two 21" units. I paid $1 820 Canadian + tax for the 05 Metro 26". Therefore, to take the smallest financial hit, I'd probably be better off with the Honda powered 21" but my dealer felt that the Kawasaki was a better and more powerful engine that would allow the mower to mulch better as well. However, I'd be taking a bigger financial hit with that one. Any suggestions as to what I should do? Does anyone have experience with the Kawasaki or Honda engine on the Exmark/Toro 21" ?