I am posting this with hopes that an exmark rep actually reads what is posted here. We have used exmarks for about 7 years now and until recently haven't thought about purchasing elsewhere. Last week we entered our local dealer to puchase another walk behind and were told that the pistol grip is no longer offered. I understand that the new style is probably selling well, after all it is'new' so it must be better in most peoples mind. I do think that in the when the novelty wears off there still will be us who want a choice. We are currently looking for a leftover old style mower to no avail, and if we cannot find one we may buy a different brand. Exmark please think again.