I've been mowing approximately 7 acres with trees, some slopes, some relatively flat with an eXmark Lazer Z HP 48" deck for about the past 4 years. I love it to look good but I want to cut down on the 6 hours it takes to mow. The eXmark has been (and still is) a great machine. However, I'm ready to buy the Hustler because the eXmark Lazer Z 60" deck with Kohler 28 EFI is over $1000.00 higher priced. I've read all of the posts on Lawnsite concerning the Hustler Super Z and have three final questions I hope someone can answer before I head out this week to spend the big bucks. 1. Will I be as satisfied with the cut quality of the Hustler as compared to the well known superb cut of the Lazer? 2. Has the issue of the discharge opening being a little too small in the Super Z deck been resolved in the 2005 models? 3. Can any of you tell me in detail why the Super Z is supposed to hold better on steeper slopes than the eXmarks?