OK ... I know that I said it was a done deal ... first of the year I am buying a 42" Walker with a 20 hp engine. I was telling my local dealer (I have purchased every piece of equipment I own from him) while I was getting my old Echo HC-1500 hedge clippers fixed about this great mower I was going to buy. My dealer does not sell Walkers and advised me that I would be better getting a Zero turn mower and a mulch kit. That I would save money and time in the long run and that the machine was more versatile than the Walker. He said that they have a great vacuum set up with the external blower and bagging system. I could get this all for less than the Walker. He let me test a Snapper Pro 48 with a Kawasaki 19 hp on it and mulching kit. It did great ... but I have a good bit of straw in most of my yards and hear that mulching does not do well with straw. The Walker is $9725.00. The Snapper is $9245.00 (with bagging system and mulch kit) I do not know what to do. I have never owned a Zero turn mower or Walker. I do have friends with Walkers and they love them. The only complaint they have had is that they are expensive to fix. Please give me some guidance!!