I'm a new Cub Cadet XT1 owner (just purchased 2 months ago after my ZT7000 bit the dust) and just found the forums here.
This is actually my first tractor purchase. The ZT7000 was given to me by a family member and was great while it lasted (I got about 8 years out of it before it died in spectacular way), but it was time to go and the Cub Cadet XT1 LT42 has replaced it. Even though the ZT7000 was a zero-turn and the XT1 is a tractor, I feel it's a worthy successor.
I've already gleaned a ton of information about the new Cub Cadet XT series from the forums and I look forward to engaging in some good conversation here soon!
I recommend all new members read The Getting Started Forum while they wait for the site to finish the validation process. During the validation time you may also wish to browse around the site and find the forum(s) which seem to best fit your area of interest.