After checking this site out for a few years, it seems pretty clear that most of you guys are running Exmark's. In my area there are only 2 dealers. One is a cheasy hardware store that doesn't carry much, know anything about the product or have good customer service. The other dealer is really far away. Needless to say, not many people are running them here and I have no base of comparrison. I guess my question is, what makes these mowers so good comparred to other brands? Can you cut under any condition, any height, and get a great cut (like their catalog says)? I side discharge everyone. To me the Exmark looks like it would be a good mulcher because of the flow control baffles, but I know the Toro's side discharge well because of the huge opening and sfs deck. Any info?