Well, I took the plunge and bought a Scag TT w/ the 35hp Briggs. I was after a 72" but the dealer had a 61" sitting on the floor and made me what I think to be a very good deal. It was $10151 out the door including hauling it to my home 40 miles from there store. I will be upgrading it to a 72" deck as soon as the new deck comes in. Believe it or not I will still have saved over $1500 doing it this way as compared to having a 72" ordered. And I will have the 61" deck to sell on Ebay which may save me some more. I have put about 30 minutes on the mower and seems to be quite awesome. There seems to be way more than enough power, the cut is excellent and with the suspension seat the ride aint too bad. I will post pics later.