Have a buddy who is in the market for one of these. Looking at a Swisher model (one of the cheaper ones) for over $400. Has Swisher been diluted down to a "run of the mill" manufacturer? I'll point him to a much cheaper model if Swisher has sold out and isn't a premium brand anymore. How about the DR stuff? Is that just a good infomercial or are they any good? Does anyone have any suggestions in that price range or cheaper? I've already told him that a Husqvarna is pretty much like buying an MTD or Poulan from K Mart. Have I misled him?