I currently ride a 2004 S-Works Enduro (with the Brain). I am 5-10, 175 pounds. Primarily southeastern PA riding, so it's a bit of everything....rock gardens, roots, ruts, log overs, some climbs, etc. I'm a weekend warrior, do an occasional XC race and an occasional trip someplace cool (Colorado, Utah, etc).
After seeing the write-up on the Ellsworth Epiphany in Outside magazin, I started getting the new bike itch! It sounds like an awesome bike....4 bar suspension, 5.25" of travel and lightweight. I then started looking around, and it seems like other frames to consider would be the Intense 5.5 (a little cheaper, a little heavier, a little more travel), the Titus Moto-Lite (heavier yet) and, of course, the Blur LT (but everyone's got one, right?).
My goal would be to switch over the components from my Enduro (XTR, Crossmax SL, a Push'd TALAS, etc) and get a lighter, slightly more XC oriented bike, that is a very efficient peddler, a good climber and capable of handling the technical stuff. It should be a good do everything bike...except for drop-offs, because I'm pretty firmly rooted to the ground! Unfortunately, I won't be able to ride all of the bikes that I've listed before making a decision. I have ridden the Blur LT, as well as a Yeti 575 (which I definitely didn't like better than my Enduro).
So, I'd love to see everyone's opinions of the various bikes. Let me have it....