I am working through an overwhelming amount of data to determine what is right for me. Some data points: 1. I need a heavy machine because I am large 6'4" and over 300 lbs and intend to buy one that will last for many years with limited service (other than annual). 2. The area I mow ~ 5 acres in slightly rolling terrain (3 acres like a lawn) 2 acres converting from pasture w/ some rough spots still. We have lots of trees (mostly 10 years old). 3. Not so concerned about striping or other fine-tune perfections but like it looking clean. 4. Sometimes I miss a week due to travel so when I am there to mow, I want to be in the seat (not toodling with the machine). FYI - I do pay someone to maintain my equipment annually. 5. Do not need the features important to someone who does many different types of properties and needs electric lift...etc. 6. Considering Diesel and Gas I have test driven Hustler, Dixie Chopper, Everride, JD, and Exmark. So far I mixed feeling amongst them since I was on the learning curve and models many times were not similarly sized. What is the recommendation?