Hi, As a residential user only, I've spent a couple of months enjoying the opinions in this forum. That's also the problem as it has made making a decision to purchase more difficult. I've got two acres of Florida Bahia grass, and it can be tough cutting during the rainy (torrential rains at times) season. My old Craftsman mower has about had it. I have finally decided upon a ZTR mower (rather than tractor), due to many small trees, and lots of edge work. My buget has increased from $2500 to now around $4500 (and that's it). I really like two mowers: Gravely 34Z and the Country Clipper JayZee (19/48). The CC is very maintenance friendly, particularly the rotating deck, allowing for blade changing, cleaning, etc. The joystick also intrigues me. I haven't had a chance to test drive one as of yet. Can anyone tell me the pros/cons of the joystick? The dealer I spoke with steered me very clear of this and tried to get me into what he stocked. I have a problem believing him. He said that it's VERY difficult in keeping a straight line while driving with a joystick. I'd welcome any and all opinions based on your experience using the joystick. Also, what's been the reputation of reliability with Country Clipper? Thanks.