I hate threads like these but I'm bored so what the hell... Budget: $3000 Preferences: Horst/4-bar preferred. New w/decent warranty. Riding Style: I ride more DH than FR but it should be capable of technical rocky northeast style riding. Beginner/intermediate downhiller. Long time hardtail rider riding an all-mountain HT now. I'm 6'5" and 240 pounds. My current choices have been narrowed.... Norco A-Line (currently at top of list) Kona Stab Deluxe (like Stinky, only longer TT, no brakejack) Norco Six Two Specialized SX Trail 1 (pricey for no rebound adj on fork) Kona Stinky Deluxe (brakejacks, seems short cockpit even in XL) Specialized BigHit 3 (crappy fork mean I want it for $2500 max) Kona Stinky (go cheap, upgrade fork to 888RC2?) Thoughts? Any other brands I should consider?