The Honda dealer is fine, he was just a bit more relaxed about it. Like the air filter is really good, check it but you'll probably only need to replace it once a year.
The model I was looking at is the HRU216M2 @ $1749 and he did say a 4 year warranty, which I thought is unreal!
Seems worthwhile paying an extra $150 and going for the Honda as there just doesn't seem to be enough feedback on The Toro commercial yet...
The Rover is significantly cheaper but we want minimum downtime or workshop time on our machines and everyone seems to rave about the Hondas.