I was in a Lawn and Gardern Center parking lot that sells Toro getting ready to leave when a Toro distributor stopped me after seeing the Exmark on my trailer and tells me I'm making a mistake buying Exmark. He goes on about how the Toro decks are 7 ga. all over and have bigger spindles and is just a better unit all the way around and I should start buying from this guy he supplies to. He actuallly had about 3 of us cornered telling us how much better that Toro is and how even though they own Exmark they still compete directly with them. Well I left scratching my head and not sure what to think. Exmark seems to be much more popular around here. So you guys that have owned both I would like your input about what he said. Is the Toro a better machine? I have a 27 hp Lazer Z.