Tired of watching my yard blow away so I am finalizing bids for my irrigation system. I have two front runners based on reputation and quality of work. Both have good references. I had a bid of 4200 for a comparable Toro system but the reviews on the company were horrible across the board so I have tossed that One is a Rainbird system Specs are as follows: $3800.00 cost 1= rainbird esp modular controller 12= 1' rainbird dv100 series valve 32= rainbird 5000 series rotor 2= rainbird 1800 series spray 1= irritrol wireless rainsensor 1= 3/4 inch wilkens 950 xl model dual check backflow preventer 2 year guarantee from leaks winterization free the fall of 2012 1" pvc class 200 psi rated water main line 1" poly pipe 80 psi rated The other is a Hunter system specs are as follows: $4900.00 cost 32 Hunter PGP Turf Rotors 11 Hunter PGV 1" control Valves 1 Febco 3/4" Backflow preventer 1 Hunter Pro-C 12 station controller 1 Hunter Rain Clik Rain Sensor 2012 Fall Closedown no info on lines or pipe The Rainbird guy said that he could do Hunter or Weathermatic as well but it is unclear as to whether there would be a price difference. I could use some opinions on Rainbird vs. Hunter. This is a big investment so I want to try and get some unbiased input (meaning not trying to sell me). Thanks in advance for taking the time to help out. Thanks Roger W.