Thats certainly a good deal, although I think he saying $2,300 (or even $2,600) for a legit DH frame is a steal these days.
Definitely agree. With the aggressive geometry and generally good suspension designs that most trail or downward sloping terrain bikes have now, they are asking to be treated like park bikes, but the frame weighs 5 lbs. Definitely want to make sure you have really good long term disability insurance.I think the geo on modern trailbikes has necessitated weight increases though too. The leverage from a big single crown on a 64deg HTA must be very different from a 67deg from a few years ago.