Probably been discussed a few times, but what I am looking for is kinda rare. Hopefully not too rare. I need someone with experience on a Newer SCAG AND a newer eXmark 48". Walkbehinds only please. Some of you may know, I'm looking into upgrading from my latest Belt Drive 14hp 48" SCAG to a Hydro. Fixed deck is PREFERRED, mainly due to compactness/weight and the fact that I only cut one height, so the main benefit of a floater being quick height changes doesn't intrest me. I never had a scalping problem before, so that isn't an issue either. I'd like to go with Exmark, but I'm worried about the lack of HP (15) that the Viking comes with versus the 18 (Honda) that the SCAG comes with. Plus I really like the electric clutch and pistol grips on the SCAG (yeah, I DO like pistol grips!) The SCAG deck is built stronger (important on a fixed deck, as its part of the overall structure) as is most of the other hardware, handles, etc. What I'm mainly concerned about is overall cut quality. My 60" Lazer deck is just about a perfect a deck as your gonna get. I don't know how their 48" rates though. I'm quite sure, from all my research, that the Exmark decks cut better than the SCAG's, but just how much better? Are the new SCAG decks MUCH better than their predecessors, or just a little bit better? So, as you can see, I really want the opinion of someone who either owns(ed) both brands, or better yet, has owned both, AND an older SCAG deck as well. Thanks for reading!