I am looking to get a 48" walk behind. I am willing to get a Exmark, Scag or Bobcat as they are the local dealers. But I do really like the Exmarks. I was quoted $4365+tax for a 48" Viking with ECS, and $2999+tax for a 48" Metro with ECS. (This mower is not currently in stock, but have been ordered) If I got the Viking I would also be getting a tow behind. Now my question is, is the Viking worth the extra $1700 total? (That amount is out the door prices including a tow behind for the Viking.) I have 15 lawns that I mow, while going to school, but hope to pick up a few more for next year. I would really like the viking, just not sure if it is worth the extra money. I am also gonna get price quotes on the comparable Scag, and Bobcats tomorrow when those stores are open.