On my search for a new fork for my 'spot, I think I might go with the new Vanilla (keep my ninja clan membership). I am undecided whether or not to go with the R or RLC. My current RLC gets some nasty compression spiking on some fast descents. I believe that they have fixed that problem. I dont know if having the compression adjustment is worthwhile, my current one doesnt do much (read anything) from full in to full out and I dont ever use the lockout.