Looking at the Snapper SW20, which is the 36" hydro, seems to be for the most part the same thing as the 52" DD I used, just smaller cut. I'm not completely against the pistol grips, because thats the only type I've used (Haven't used the Exmarks with the ECS yet, so I really have no comparison). I do love the Cruise Control bar on the Ferris/Snapper though. That was probably my favorite part about using the 52" DD. Edit: The cut height change system on the SW20 almost has me sold as far as the debate over which WB. Now the debate is more over the simplicity of using a WB vs the 30" push. Biggest concern is still the ease of loading/unloading, and gate size. Guess when I go to the Dealer on monday, I have some demoing to do.