Well, we got the dixon version, same basic mower, different seat and options. We are in northern TN, it does very well here. Dischage is incredible, haven't seen it clump yet. Haven't ever used mulching kit on it, not sure how that is yet. From what I've been seeing, they're built very well. That spindle is tremendous, if I remember right, it outweighed that huge toro spindle by at least 7 lb. It's over 10 in. in diameter. The deck is all 7 guage. It has a lot of design similarities to the G3, and probably the lazer, but the PZ is bigger and beefier in almost every area. Also, check out the way those rollers are mounted. I'm thinking they are at least $500 under Next Lazer, probably more. I don't think their are any customers that really put them through the paces for 2000 hr or so yet, but first impressions are great! Correct me if I'm wrong, Jim.