When I first started about 10 years ago snapper and exmark were the mowers to have. Then everyone seemed to switch to Hustler. Now I'm seeing more and more Bob Cat mowers. Think this is a price thing? A new company offers a quality mower as cheap price and when they blow up the put a price tag of 10k on them so everyone moves to the next brand. Most of these mowers are the same besides different features or deck designs.