OK...I gave up on the idea of purchasing a ZTR for my first mower. At the suggestion of several local shops, I decided to start out with a commercial WB mower. Not much (used) to choose from right now. Only (2) I found are a 2 year orld Exmark 36" Turf Tracker HP (hydro w/ECS) with 1,200 hrs for $2,500 and a 2001 Toro Pro-Line 44" (T-Bar) with unknown hours for $1,500. Both units are in clean condition, but the steeering controls on the belt-drive Toro seem to be messed up. Its hard to steer around turns and only turns right when you try to back up. Perhaps it just needs new belts or some adjustment. Anyway, the dealer selling the Toro isn't a Toro dealer, and they don't seem to know much about them. The dealer selling the TTHP is an Exmark dealer and can vouch for the condition of the one he's selling. Anyway, what do you guys suggest. Should I pounce on one of these deals or keep looking? Or perhaps, should I give up on the idea of a "used" mower and just fork over the $4K+ on a new one? Thanks for your suggestions!