I got my Quick yesterday and I thought I would share a few things about the machine and the buying experience. Honesty, I had never heard of this machine before January '07. I had many reservations about it. The biggest being the single hydro but also no dealership and no demo. The machine interests me greatly though so I read everything I can on it. After agonizing for 2 months or so on what to get, I finally get up the stones to go to the web site and put one in my shopping cart. Ordering: I select the $2095 Super Fox (13hp, manual start Briggs) and the$479.95 Landscaper Pro Package. This gets me a grass catcher, mulch plate, Gator blades, and a box of spare parts. I get free shipping in February on the mower but I pay $54.45 for shipping on the other stuff. No big deal, they are throwing in a free T-shirt. My grand total comes to $2629.40. I have very little cash right now so I click the box at the bottom to apply for financing. Financing: I fill out a few questions like EIN, years in business, bank contact info, and submit the app. The next day I get an email from a guy named Victor. He says I'm approved. $75 loan app fee, $330 down, 14.5%APR and $127/month for 24 months. I take the deal. I need the mower. Victor faxes docs Friday and Better emails me Monday saying they are shipping my mower out that day. I get a tracking number and it takes a week to get to PDX. Packaging: At the terminal they drop a big 457lb. palletized box on my little 5x8 trailer. I drive home wondering how I will get the thing off because there is no room in the trailer to work on it. I get home and decide I need to see the thing so I break out the hammer and pry bar and start beating on the box. This thing does NOT want to open. I inspect the container and determine that someone at Better likes their staple gun. Alot. It looks like every corner has 20, 2" staples in it. I keep beating on it and eventually win the battle. I am rewarded with my first view of the machine. It is shiny and undamaged after it's 3000 mile trip. I stop cussing at the stapler guy. Assembly: I attach the handlebars with the 4 bolts, clip 4 zip ties, and push the mower off the trailer. That was it for assembly. Oh wait, I put 3 gallons of gas in it. Now I'm done. I check the oil, move the throttle to "choke" and pull the cord. It fires immediately. I am getting excited. First impressions: I like the controls. Easy. I cruise around the driveway a little. Super easy turning. I like it. I put it on my lawn and engage the blades. Awesome. Just a smooth, quiet engagement. The engine barely even notices. I have used Scags with the electronic blade clutch and I much prefer this. Scags make that loud "bark" and it really knocks the engine RPM's down for a second. That has to take it's toll on the belts. This is butter. I make a pass down the lawn, side discharging. Too high. It comes set from the factory at 2 1/2". I stop and drop it to 1 1/2". I also pull the chute and put the bagger on. I mow. It cuts and bags perfectly. Nice stripes and easy, straight lines. It is probably too low for my regular accounts though so I move it up to 2". I go over to the neighbor and ask to cut her yard. Beautiful. Perfect height. I drive over to my sister's house and cut it. Awesome. All these lawns are fairly tight and kind of soft but I have no trouble maneuvering the machine and it leaves no damage. I am impressed. I am taking it out today to do my regular accounts. I will post more after I spend some time with it. I can't wait to mow today.