Just hit 50 hrs on my new 52 inch ZTR and so far have been happy. The only repair so far was on the bagger and it was done fast.Just as my dealer said he would.Mower no problems or repairs so far. Quality of cut. I have compared it too a John Deere,Toro,and an Exmark.It is equal too all and seems to be a better mulcher than the Exmark where as a few weeds are concerned.On turf grass it and the Exmark are equal. Side discharging it is amazing.It goes through the tallest grass at excellent speeds with a good cut.Bagging it is great also. I really feel that it side discharges better on less than stellar yards than the John Deere ,but on good lawns they are all equal. Ride. It has a very good ride and really is able too go faster over the same terrain than the Exmark .The bigger exmarks should be better but I only had the Lazer HP too compare it too. Hydraulics. Not as good as Exmarks as far as feel ,but after a short time it is an afterthought. The actual hydraulic construction is excellent with ease of maint and quality components. Overall it is a good unit.You sit high up on the machine and it feels a little top heavy ,but shows no desire to become unstable on hills.The bagger is a little tough taking it on and off ,but I have gooten used too it.The ground speed is good and the seat is comfortable.The longest I have spent on it without stopping is 3 hours and I felt very comfortable the whole time. I think most mowers today are all very good machines ,but with the price difference between the others and the Snapper I would have too say I am going too be a Snapper customer until something changes my mind. Thanks for the time.