Well I've had more time to get used to the Hustler Super Z XR7 and more time to compare it to the 05 Lazer Ultracut. I still like the cut of the Lazer better in fescue or mixed Northern Grasses. Several of us are having trouble getting a smooth cut on Norhtern grasses with the XR7. It's not missing grass and from a distance looks good but on closer inspection most of the grass is not cut exactly the same height. Our best guess (Myself and other Lawnsite members that discuss this on forums and PM) is the lack of lift that the XR7 has. The XR7 will mow better and leave less of a mess in very tall wet grass. The mower consultant (PJ)has suggested a piece that runs along the front of the deck to lower it to the same level as the rest of the deck for more vaccum. This is actually for bagging but it may help. So for right now I'm using the Lazer on the nicer lawns and the Hustler on rougher lawns that don't need a manicured cut. Hopefully we will be able to get a little better cut as we learn how to set this deck up for our conditions. I have not found any flaws so far in the Huster build or quality exept a few complaints of scalping rollers breaking form other. Most of my customers are not too picky so the cut hasn't been a big problem for me. The fusion blades cut through some pretty heavy stuff withoug even lowering the rpm's. Makes a great bushhog. Much more comfortable than the Lazer. Well all I can say is test drive to make sure it works good on grasses in your area. It seems to exel in Southern grasses. I'll keep you updated.