OK, here's the deal, I have a V-ride with about 50 hours on it and for the most part I like it. Some things I don't like: Controls are quite stiff and jerky, hard on the turf sometimes. Operator platform a little small. This machine is scary on hills!! While the VR was in for service, I had a GS for a loaner and wow what a difference in controls. The GS controls are SOOOOO much smoother which results in much less turf damage. I also like the larger operator's platform. I haven't used it on all of the hills I mow, but it did perform better on the ones I have used it on. I liked the controls so much better I'm thinking about trading in the VR for a GS. So the big question should I? Thanks.