Newbie looking for some help. I've scoured this site (great site with lots on info) the best that I can and have decided on a Lazer Z. My local dealer who sells JD, Emark and Toro has quoted me a few choices. 1. 07 Model Lazer Z 60" with either 28 Kaw or 27 Kohler for $9328 delivered. 2. 06 Model Lazer Z 60" with 30 hp Kohler $9100 delivered. Deck mods have been done on this unit. 3. JD 757 25 hp Kaw 60" $8400 delivered. I test drove the Z and JD and felt the Z was much more responsive and very smooth. I'm leaning towards the 28 Kaw even though I have never owned a Kaw before. Had an 18 hp Kohler that was a tank. Ran it for 14 years, never once failed, leaked oil or anything. Just backfired even when I let it idle before shutdown. I do loike the Scag Wildcat as well but no dealer close and they seemed higher. Also, I like the horitonal engine in the Z... Any help would be appreciated, now if I can just find a $250 referal. I did call Exmark and these were only given out to homeowners. She basically said "tuff luck" if you don't know anybody with one. What a bummer!!!!