I hear good things about the Simpys also some say the cut and striping of the Simpy deck is as good as it gets,, lets face it just about all manufacturers use similar components in their builds, so the final decision can boil down to ease of use, attachment swaps, operator comfort, control layout etc. oh and lets not forget about the all important dealer support/service.
I generally look at all aspects of the product and who I'm buying from, I'm interested in how sound their advice/recommendations are, what kind of parts inventory they have on hand, competence of the service dept., general atmosphere when in the building, etc. There are 2 JD dealers near me, one I will buy from no problem, the other forget it wont grace them with my presence again, just a bunch of miserable turds. The CC dealer just over the hill,, now they are great, they are also an Arctic Cat dealer and I've bought 3 new Atv's off of them, very knowledgeable with their products, parts on hand, helpful, on top of the service end and just good people who treat you well, that's why I'm interested in the CC xt line