I asked a question a few weeks ago about the 737 vs. 727. After demoing a 717, my decision is now between a 727 or 717. It boils down to whether the 54" deck (vs. 48"), 3" extra inches of trim on each side, and the 23HP (vs. 19HP) is worth $800 dollars plus tax in the long run. I just do not want to look back next summer and regret not stepping up, but I hate to part with the extra dough. Thanks a bunch for your help.