I just want to thank everyone here for all there help in regards to my quest for the best cutting mower in the industry. I am sure there are many quality cutting machienes out there, but I initially narrowed my search down to the exmark 36" wb or simplicity 38" riding mower. Today I talked to both companies; exmark over the phone and simplicty via internet. Let me first say customer service is a huge deal to me. I have been around long enough to see Cutomer sevice is declining in today's world. I spoke in detail with a Paul Jergens (sp) with exmark. Told him what I was looking for and was very helpful. I am leaning towards the turf tracer hp or the metro hp. He lead me to the dealership where I was able to demo the exmark and their ecs controls, which by the way was very nice!. Now onto simplicty. I emailed them three different times over the past 48 hours, which all emails received a response. However, the last response was very rude. On my last question I wrote, "Does the simplicty tractor with 38" deck come standard with high lift blades." Response: "The 38" deck does NOT come with high lift blades. This is your third question in 48 hours. If you have any other questions contact your dealer." -Well that response pretty much aswered my debate on what mower I should get. I was very surprised by this response to say the least. Now I need to decide if I want the turf tracer hp or the metro hp. I will do a search right now and try to find out the differences. I do want to thank everyone for all thier responses and all their valuable help. This is truely a professional site and I have learned a large amount in such a short period of time.