This is the internet, I'm not sure that's a fair assumption to automatically make. (no offence OP )Let's assume OP isn't an idiot.
You are right. ThxThe Ripmo feels more like the Hightower LT than the Megatower. The degree slacker head angle is significant, maybe not for XC trails but definitely for steep DH. There's also the difference in rear travel 145 vs 160mm. The MT will sag deeper in rear slacking the head angle out even more. Then there's the two flip chips on the MT. The shock position can be lowered making the HTA even slacker and the BB even lower. The chainstay can be lengthened another 10mm which also gives it more stability and DH oriented geo. The shock is also mounted very low giving extra stability (lower Cg). And that's just the geo.