After reading all these posts and looking at the mowers, I wish I had a bigger yard to justify buying a cool zrt or wb. However, I just bought a house and have a 1/3 acre lot. I am currently using a 21" push mower with 5.0hp B&S Quantum engine (not even self-propelled!!!) and it takes me about 2 hrs to mow. This is mainly due to the 15-20 degree slope of the back yard (80% of total yardage). I've been mowing for the last 3 months and can't take it anymore Anyhow, can someone recommend a good rider? I am considering a few Sears' Craftsmans (LT2000, DLT 3000), Husqvarna, John Deere (LT110) etc. from Lowe's and Home Depot, etc. I want to stay under $1500. Is it possible to find a good ZRT or WB in this price range? I am just going to be using this for my yard. Are there other brands I should be considering? You guys are the expert and I could use the advice! Thanks! BTW: This is a great forum and lots of great info. I even found out how you guys make those pretty stripes!