I have been lurking here for a few months trying to determine what I should buy. I have about 1/2 an acre to cut weekly and in one place it is quite a hill. I have been looking for a used commerial mower, but seems like you have to be waiting for the equipment to buy it, I am always a day behind the guy who just bought it. So I have decieded that I should look for a new one, I don't want to spend too much, but don't want a home depot special. I have found two that seem to be pretty good: 1. Gravely WAW - got a quote of 1600 delivered. But now I see that they sell the same thing at home depot so I am not so sure it is the machine for me. 2. Simplicity Pacer - Got a quote of 2199 delivered. Seems like a nice mower and has the striping kit (does that really help?) and hydro instead of belt. I also looked at the cub cadet but it is the same thing as the craftsman pro line, which seems cheap to me so I took that off the list. Any feed back that anyone would have on this equipment would really be helpful.