Well, I waffled and thought about and struggled with the decision, but I finally bit the bullet on a new mower. I'll be taking delivery on a new John Deere Quik Trac Stander today. 23hp/54" deck. It will replace my 60" fixed deck hydro Bob-cat. I think I got a pretty good deal at $6,050. I figure I was better off buying at this price than to take the price increase hit in the spring. For you Wright boys, I went with J.D. because of GREAT (KOW) and local dealer support. I also like the easily adjustable deck height. Yes, I demo'd it too.