I demo'd an Lazer HP today (11-21-02) and oh man. It is a really cool machine. Everything is set up just right. It sticks like glue on slopes that I have trouble on with my Dixie. At least I now have 1 option for next season. And the bagger is too much. Works like a charm. No blow out, until the bag's are full. Plus the lawns looked vacumned. Absolutely beautiful cut. And striped very well fresh out of the box. I even pulled the Ultra Vac motor off and looked at the blades. They were new, but not sharp and it still did an awesome job. I look forward to a good change next year. Thank you Exmark for doing your homework on these machines. Good job!