I'm looking for a really good ZTR mower for homeowner use (commercial use possible, but not likely right now), but I'm willing to fork over the extra $$ if it's really worth it. I've narrowed down my selection to 1 homeowner model (Simplicity Consumer Z) and 1 commercial model (Ferris IS 1500Z). The prices I got are $4000 for the Simplicity and $5280 for the Ferris (both 44"). It's no small difference in cost, but I'm trying to determine if it's worth it for a mower that I plan to keep forever. Simplicity makes the only homeowner model that I'd consider. It's got mostly commercial components, but it's deck and frame are lighter weight. The main advantages that the Ferris offers are: - Active suspension (front and rear) - Faster (10 mph vs 7 mph) - 2 stage commercial air filter - Heavier deck and frame - Slightly more power (19 hp Kawasaki V-Twin vs. 18 hp Kohler - single cyl.) Most important to me are: - Cut quality while mulching (particularly when cutting Bermuda grass low and needing to avoid scalping) - Speed (at which I can get a great cut) For homeowner use, I'm not sure these differences are worth the added cost. I mainly want a good cut at a decent speed and one that will last a long time. I've test driven both, but only on concrete. I was very impressed by both. Any opinions? Also, which deck do you think "floats" better and will be best at avoiding scalping? I'm having a tough decision because these seem like 2 great mowers. Thanks.