I've owned Great Dane and Wright standers. I think they are both great. IMO the Dane has the clear advantage floating deck and spring loaded operator platform (very comfortable). The Wright has a slight advantage on hills but not much. So why do guys attack Dane Surfers as if they took your prom date from you? I did a search and a few guys in particular trash this machine hard. Why? they are both good units. P.S. I think the Deere Quik track is even better (7 Iron deck and one lever to change cutting height from the operator platform). Why so much venom?