I work for a non-profit that sells their Exmark every year if possible. I currently have a '05 Laser Z 28hp KAW 60" for sale. I couldn't get it sold last year and apparently the dealer's sales were off as well due to the market. Hopefully this year I can sell it since it only has 93 hours and still a GEM IMO. I like shiny red too I am looking at the '07 XS and the '07 Laser Z and need to buy what is marketable to ensure best chance of resale next year. My current 27HP KAW boggs down some when I bail hay so I was looking at the BVG's although I am sure they will be noisier being air cooled. Either choice has the KAW's (28 & 29 as well). These mowers keep getting higher in price and I think I may have passed the max that a buyer is able to pay to get a used machine verses zero % financing from Exmark unless I wholesale my mower through the bottom which I can't do. My question is: I assumed everyone would move to the XS when they came out but I see the LaZer Z is still popular. Is it the cost return factor? What is the trend?