I bought the subcompact JD 1023e for my 2+ acre property. Along with the tractor, I bought the 54" mower deck, 47" snow blower and the bucket.
So far, I have used every attachment. I have about 1.5 acres of lawn that I mow, a 200'+ driveway to clear (the snow blower has worked without a hitch even with the 30" of snow we got dumped on us during the blizzard), and a wood burning insert in the living room. Moving firewood around the yard has become a pleasure, not a chore, with the bucket.
I'm looking forward to all the yardwork I will be able to easily accomplish this year.
For my yard, the 1023e is perfect. I chose the 1023e over the 1026r because my father has a JD 3320 with a backhoe attachment. I can borrow his tractor any time, so I didn't need the revoloving seat as I knew I wouldn't need the backhoe attachment for my tractor.