I have had my new 440 for several days now. Initial thoughts are very positive. The feel in the controls is outstanding. Extremely low effort. It isn't pilot but it is, I would estimate, 90% as effortless as pilots with much better "feel" than pilots. The new engine has all the power my 70XT had but is easier on fuel and quieter. The cab controls are nice. Finally the automotive quality climate controls and better air ducting I have been waiting for. The response from the employees has been very positive. The push buttom park release button takes some getting used to. I guess if your a Bobcat guy your used to the button release. I am used to dropping the safety bar and going to work. It has trigger controls for the ride control and two speed very nonfatiguing. So far I am very happy.