first no bashing the green here... just purchased the x590 and love it...but for the money it makes me think a bit. just as an example the CC xt3 with a shaft drive and choice of fab or stamped deck for thousands less. i'm a little disappointed to still see belt drive and a stamped deck on these 5 series. does anybody with a 5 series in particular ever think that deere may be not all that. around here it's deere country and the dealer network can't be beat. one of the main reasons in choosing deere this go around.