I've got two neighbors that are both ready to buy 2007 Gravely ZT2350's. We all went together to buy three of the same mower and I sat on a 2008 2548xl and was impressed by that machine. Is it worth the $1000 difference to get the XL??? I went to another dealer today to ask their opinion and was basically told to buy a Scag and not to even look at the Gravely. That dealer sells both. I'm not interested in spending $5000+ for a mower no matter if it is better. I'm looking in the $4000 range. I've got 1 acre and it's fairly flat. I have a septic mound in the backyard and a drainage ditch on one side of the yard. Our house was finished being built in April of 2006 and we planted the grass in September 2006 and I mowed all of 2007 with a Toro Wheelhorse 10-30 rear engine rider. I had to mow the lawn twice every time (once in two different directions, perpendicular to each other) in order for it to look nice. What should I buy??? Thanks in advance for your advice!!!