So I was talking to my LBS about ordering a Salsa El Mariachi, possibly a Dos Niner for me. They said they could do it for me but advised me that since Quality bought Salsa, they are a pain to deal with,and aren't quite the same company they used to be. I LOVE my Kona Dew Deluxe, and want a steel 29er or Softail for single track and trail riding. My LBS said that they could build me a Stock Unit add a dérailleur hangar and rear cassette and make it 1X9 and maybe add a decent Suspension Fork for about the same price or less as a fully built Salsa.El. Good idea? Is the frame forgiving enough for my crappy lower back, or should I stick with the Salsa idea?