Hahahaha. You sound like my kind of neighbor !!!Congratulations!!
This is the 3rd mowing season for my X300. I'm still as proud as ever and completely satisfied with it. I use it to mulch, pull the sweeper to clean up the leaves, twigs etc., spread seed fertilizer, insecticide and herbicide with the broadcast spreader or spiker/seeder, and haul all kinds of stuff in dump cart or 4 wheel wagon(no snow around here). I also use it to move my trailers around the yard and when no other attachment is in use the cargo deck is usually installed and ready to go. It is my favorite lawn chair, beer holder, carry all and step saver.
the X300 with 42" deck retails for $2,999The price you paid of $2825 delivered is the retail and is not discounted at all. I was given the same price delivered plus tax and it is the list price right from the JD web site. I am hoping that if a JD dealer is pushed enough or needs the sale bad enough on a particular model, they would at least take 10% off the retail price.