I have been researching these for a while now and from what I am reading, Exmark seems to be one of the best. I know many of you run different mowers and are happy with them, but I don't want to get a different brand and later wish I would have gotten the Exmark. I'm sure a lot depends on what brand(s) are available near you. Exmarks are expensive, are they worth it? What other brand is just as good for less money? Cut quality, speed and price are important to me. Thanks for all the advice, Joel B.