I am going to buy an exmark and I went to the dealer today the prices they had were $3129 - Metro HP 36", $2150 Metro 36" 12.5 hp pistols both kawas and I am a bargain shopper and have been looking for a while, I think I could do a little better. Or have the dealer throw in a mulch kit or something. What do you think. I would prefer the HP because of the double wide belts and the larger engine and floating deck but am not sure if it is worth the extra $$. Please let me know something I am going to buy on monday.