We recently bought an 07 Gravely 152M with the XDZ deck and so far so good. Here are some things I like and dislike...First, very comfortable to operate with suspension seat. We also bought their new bagger kit (dual bags) and aside from its clogging in 8" tall grass the suction power is incredible! It sucked up a semi-truck lug nut damaging my impellers on the blower unit, thankfully only a $80.00 repair. Also the bagger unit is very easy to put on and take off of the mower BUT a PITA to put it together, for the money I spent, the dealer IMO should have put it on the mower for me! The cut it is honestly just like every other commercial mower I have used,(Ive used Exmark, Scag and Toro), it leaves a nice stripe and very even finish even on rough terrain. Maintenance seems like its going to be a breeze (oil changes, belts etc.) The deck seems to clean itself out very, very well with next to no build up. It holds hills quite well and I'm talking hills that are more than the 17 degree slop they recommend staying off of. All in all one of the best investments ever. Now, things I dont care for...First off I think its under powered a bit (23hp Kawi). In my opinion they should offer a 27hp engine or somewhere in that range. The clipping dispersal could be better but again the grass is very tall on return visits. Parts seem to take forever to get delivered, I dont know if this is a dealer or Gravely problem but none-the-less very frustrating. All-in-all if I had to rate this machine on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the best ever built and thoughtout mower) I would give this a solid 8 but time will tell. As of today it only has 48hrs on it in 3 weeks of mowing. I just thought I would share my experience so others can be informed by other means rather than a brochure or a quick demo.