For a few years now I have been hearing people say that the toro and exmark are basically the same design except that the Exmark had a superior deck compared to Toros stamped deck. True, I would have to agree. It now seems that toro is using the same fabricated deck on the Fixed deck proline W/B's as exmark uses on its fixed Metros, Is this true?? If so , is the exmark still gonna make a superior cut compared to the toro? Also is there anyone out there that can make a case for a fixed deck?? I have used nothing but floating decks up until now, but the dealer tells me that fixed decks are pretty popular out there, and if I can still get the job done and save that $1000 I certainly would like to. If im gonna be scalping all my lawns then I dont want it. Almost every lawn i mow has some sort of dip or hill or mound in it.