Hi guys. First of all I want to thank everyone for their opinions on my last post. I have been educated greatly by everything I have read. My next question is in reference to a rider or a wb. I will be mowing just over 1/2 of an acre, too little to push but do not need anything larger then a 38" cut. I have my eye on the simplicity rider with 16hp honda v-twin engine (due out in spring of 02). I have also been looking at the exmark walk behinds. Again the most important issue is quality of cut and I want to be able to stripe. I have heard that exmarks stripe very well, especially with a pro-slide. The simplicty stripes well due to the full length rollers and it also has a free floating deck. Just for reference I used my friends commercial snapper today and had a difficult time keeping in straight. I do realize it will take some practice, but is it easy to get the hang of? Finally my last question, what do you guys recommend. I am a fanatic about my lawn. The lawn is irrigated with a very nice fescue with 10% kentucky blue grass, it is very nice. Thanks for all your help -If you guys do recommend a wb, which one? I know I want a free floating because I don't want to scalp.