8010when, your dealers don't want to bring out combines??? Wow, not enough competition out there or what? In my area they are begging to. We have John Deere, CaseIH, New Holland, Massey, Gleaner and now Lexion in our closest town so there is some healthy competition.
As for the JD/CIH question, I am a Green guy but can admit Deere has its weaknesses. Both makes are still working out kinks. Either way, I don't think you could really make a wrong choice. Local dealer support comes into play here. Try them out and see which you like, after all, it's your money and you've got to buy what you like regardless of some little issue either may have.