I'd have to agree with Larry on what you're having to mow as well as with Art about what accessories you'll want. If you're looking for accessories, you won't find too many for the zero turns. The zero's will save you about half the time, but are a little pricier. As for JD, they really hold up, but can't speak for the ones at the borg though, haven't looked very close at them. My 214 is about 30 years old and can still get a majority of the parts for it, but it's getting replaced later this year or in the spring. Good thing is that I'll get every bit of that $500 I spent on it back if not a little more since it's got new green paint and new belts.
To a small child, the perfect granddad is unafraid of big dogs and fierce storms but absolutely terrified of the word “boo.” – Robert Brault