Wondering what riding mowers any of you with larger yards prefer? After spending a couple seasons with some pure junkers, my family decided to buy me a John Deere as a gift. Wow, what a difference. I have roughly 3/4 acre to mow, and it generally needs mowed 2-3 times a week to keep it looking decent. I no longer dread mowing the lawn, as I don't have to make repairs to it constantly, and also don't have to wrestle this one to turn like the POS Murray I used to have. Cuts my mow time in half. If I would have known what a difference it makes, I would have bought myself a decent tractor some time ago. Preferences? Opinions?