After much demoing(is that spelled right?) i think im going with the wildcat. I can get the 52" for $6950 or 61" for $7200. Although i still have one final mower to test which is the lesco ztr. ENVY i have been reading your threads about this mower and i trust your knowledge and experience. i am going to take a look at one on Monday and go from there. Albeit, i am pretty much convinced about the wildcat, yet i am still keeping my mind opened. I did test the country clipper(never new it existed until i saw a thread on here this morning when i did some searching) today, and i must say it seemed to be an ok machine, just came across as being cheap though. I did like the flip up deck , and hated the joystick control, just not for me. Anyway, i think the price on the wildcat is a bargain that i cant pass up, on such a quality mower.