I was right there with you until I learned that mulleting a bike that wasn't expressly designed for it chops off about 20mm of reach. I actually had both of my full-sus bikes and my hardtail mulleted. I've switched both back to 29er front and rear on all my bikes. It took a couple of rides to get used to the big tire in the back, but now it feels great!good to hear!
mullet seems nice.