Tidy. Air shock didn't cut it for me, damping, and spring changes to much, especially if there's a big double jump at the bottom of your local track. Leave the carbon guard off, or drill holes in it like I did, get as much air to that piggy back as you can. I'm keen/stupid enough to try a Vivid air or more-so the CC or Boss when they're available. Defiantly plush enough for air with all the travel, and bump compliance.
2007 Ancillotti Thomaso DHP
2011 fox 40's (SKF seals to come for race season)
Formula Mega brakes
Hope bulb w mavic 721 Rims
SLX cranks 38tooth chainring
XO gripshift 9speed X9 Mech
11-28 cassette I think
Maxxis Highrollers w welterweight tubes or rat cut Spikes for when it gets NASTY.
Race face atlas FR bar and a bunch of Straitline bling bits.
Ride one and decide for yourself. Easier than debating "facts" on the net, based on the "facts" coming from "hype" or the net.
For me it's that they're cromo, and have a high pivot mainly. The leverage ratio seems pretty nice too.
In most cases, I find bike set up can make more of a difference to a bikes ride qualities as the bikes design itself. I've ridden many bikes I could say were crap, but once getting them dialed for me were quite nice. Then there's the rear shock, that can also make or break a lot of bikes(well border line ones anyway. I'm rocking a DHX air in my Zerode, feels alright with 9.25" of travel driving it, and the rearward axle path sucking up the square edge hits well, but felt crap in other bikes).