I just got back from a local dealer, the only one open today=(. I drove the great dane and the toro 61" zt riders. It was the first zt i have driven and they are absolutely awesome. I have to be patient and test drive the notorious dixie chopper (seen one on the way home =)). The guy at the dealer seemed to be all for the great dane but i dont know if i like the controls directly in the center like that. I dont knwo if it takes getting used to or what. But its a good price 6900 for a brand new 61" zt what do you guys think?