I was told by my local dealer the other day that exmark has got something kick azz coming out possibly by the end of the year....supposedly exmark has taken all of the ztr's they have from the past 10 or so years, and have corrected any and all flaws they have ever had, and have come up with a newly designed ztr that will kill anything else out on the market. He said he has not seen the machine yet and has only been told little tid bits about it. He wont be able to go out to exmark's proving grounds until I think July to check it out. I was wondering if anybody else has heard anything about this? I was thinking about getting a ztr but just might wait if this so called wonderful machine sent down from above is coming out soon!