First off i want to give a shout out to my exmark dealer, Bobcat of Tidewater. Gary and Carter are easy to work with and they care about you wither you buying parts to a fully loaded bobcat. We picked up the vantage on Tuesday. Decided to go with the 48 series 4 deck with a mulch kit. For those that say exmark cut is horrible when it is wet, i have to disagree. Any mower will have problems mowing in wet conditions, but i was surprised cutting with it today after a heavy rain that it left a nice cut with one pass . The ecs control are easy to get use to, and i like them better over the z controls The whole machine felt well balanced, the operator platform absorbed the bumps well. I was a little concerned without any antiscalp wheels how it would do, but the machine being compact didn't have a problem. The mulch kit left a clean cut without dealing with clippings. After running wright standers i have to say i am an exmark fan all the way.