Toro T-Bar Pros -Very easy to use & learn. -Able to control w/ one hand. Cons -Zero turns are difficult & imprecise as the bar is joined & independent wheel control lacking -Somewhat sloppy for fine work. -Difficult to control on hills -Lacks cruise control Hustler H-Bar Can be considered an evolution of the T-Bar, similar concept w/fixed bar but w/ advantages the T-Bar lacks. Pros -Very easy to use & learn -Able to control w/ one hand -Excellent for wide are mowing w/velke for speed control & wide turns. Cons -Difficult to lift front of deck -Lacks independent wheel control input from operator on the Z-turns which may lead to more divoting or 3-point turns. -Lacks cruise control (may have this now) ECS Pros. -Excellent independent wheel control on z-turns . Operator input can allow for z turn @ higher speeds & in varying conditions. -Very precise in tight areas -Fairly easy to flip up deck while mowing -Cruise control Cons. -Can be fatiguing -Longer learning curve -Cannot operate effectively w/ one hand. Please refrain from flaming if replying to this thread.