Richard Martin, I hope you can tell by my comments on Dixies that I have alot of respect for them. Probably the only Mowers that can mow 13-15 MPH in almost any conditions. I'm not knocking the quality, anyone knows a manual clutch will outlast and electric, stainless tanks last forever, good pumps, wheel motors etc. Generac still hasn't impressed me(due to rumors of fuel use and parts availability which may not be true) though but I'm aware you can get a smaller Kohler on them. I think they are great mowers but just the design throws alot of people like my self. Built mostly for function and no doubt they are. Make a more modern streamlined look, Suspension seat (which is the norm on a HP machine these days), and I'm interested. No hard feeling but I'm not the only one that feels this way. They did win the Ugly poll with Grasshopper in second. Even Harley Davidson is coming out with some modern looking bikes. Great mower, like I said I have lots of respect for them even if I don't like the stying.