I guess the issue is that I have not gotten the opportunity to ride a nomad. I am an agressive rider (despite 85% of the trails I ride being XC). I do some shuttle runs and love to hit gaps and drops up to around 8 feet, skinnies, tabletops, structures etc.
I have 2 setups for my heckler. For xc I run a pushed rp23 with the big hit bottom out kit and the talas at 130, XC seatpost, clipless pedals etc.
I also have a dhx with a ti coil, flats and a chainguide for dh/fr and the talas at 160. I really am leaning toward the nomadc, but the heckler with an airshock and 130 fork is sweet on our local xc trails. Steering is very precise and the front end rarely wanders or gets light on the climbs.
Maybe I should have just asked how the nomad handles constant up and down, rolling terrain and short punchy 1/4 mile climbs with a 160mm fork.
Are you keeping your Heckler? I only have a 08 Nomad, and most of its time was with a Fox Van 36 at 160mm, and a DHX 5 w/ a Ti coil. I just put a new Float Talas on it, so I can't comment too much with the lowered front end. Just riding around the street, a Nomad at 130mm up front just feels funny. I would not run anything lower than 160mm for an extended time.
The bike pedals extremely well, and I just got back from Moab with it. We rode Porcupine Rim, Baby Steps, Amasa's Back, Slick Rock, and Sovereign.
I have mine setup with Mavic 823 w/ 2.3" UST Nevegals (1000 grams per tire). Yes, climbing was a chore, but it was down to the bike's weight. If you get a Nomad C, and put a set of 819s w/ somewhat light tires, climbing will be much easier, as the suspension is extremely well configured to climb, and is just point and shoot on the downhills.
The Blur LTc is more like a stiff XC bike, and I think a NomadC will work better for your style.
Let us know what you end up with, and if you have any more questions!