I know a good deal about riding mowers. The Craftsman is a much better deal than the Deere. The John Deeres that are less than $3000 aren't really that special, they are not the same quality as the commercial mowers. With that level of mower you are basically paying for the name Deere. Take the money you save on the Craftsman and invest in a three-bin bagger (and remember to get the high-lift blades).
Also make sure that whatever mower you buy has pressurized lubrication system (if you plan on mowing hills).
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"I do not think baseball of today is any better than it was 30 years ago... I still think Radbourne is the greatest of the pitchers." John Sullivan 1914-Old athletes never change.