I hope you detect no subliminal messages in the title. I am looking for the best fork deal for the money ($400). I know eBay sells stuff way below MSRP, so I'm looking more for the best XC fork (paired to a hardtail) you can get. The reason I am beating this dead horse further is that yes there are still way too many choices. The coveted Noleens, undeniably amazing Fox Forks, the common Rock Shox, performance enhancing Zokies, dependable Manitous. I can go on about the many virtues of the individual makes, but I see 20 excellent deals pass under my nose and don't know which one is better.