After looking for a few years I finally settled on the Massey Ferguson GC2610 TLB. So far I have been very happy with the purchase. The tractor has done everything I've asked of it and more.
Pedal placement, although a personal thing, is great compared to some of the other brands. It has plenty of power and charges through things others would struggle with.
The backhoe bucket is pretty large for a subcompact and makes the Kubota bucket look like a toy. My current project is removing a rather large shale hump in the back yard and the backhoe has very little problem ripping through the stuff. Of course you have to understand where to hack away at it, but once you figure that out it takes material out with ease. I've removed whole slabs of shale bigger than will fit in the loader with the backhoe.
I have had a couple of warranty issues (FEL won't stay in float, fuel gauge reads full all the time, left backhoe stabilizer control binds when hot), but all are being corrected.
I could have gone with one of the other brands I looked at, but the more I use this thing the more I'm convinced I made the right choice.