Since I bought my Lazer HP, my dad is now in the market for a ZTR. He's looking at Exmark, and a few competitors. One of the competitor dealers he visited lately told him "Future Exmarks are not going to have the great deck they still have because Toro wants more profit from them". I told Dad to subtract points from this dealer because I very much doubt that his comments are grounded in truth -- I think Toro knows that much of Exmark's following is due to their decks. And it's not like Toro commercial ZTR decks cost any less to make -- they are every bit as heavy-duty as Exmark decks -- I saw that for myself -- they just have a different design (for one thing, they use tapered bearings which need to be greased). Do you agree that this was an appropriate response?