Well, it's not too surly, but it does have a bit of an attitude.
Seriously, though, folks, the bike shop finally installed my Surly CrossCheck fork on my commuter. It originally had a cheap suspension fork of some kind that I never really cared for. When it started acting up recently that was all the excuse I needed to replace it. The Surly fork is the same fork they use on their CrossCheck 'cross bike. Steel, sturdy and available in any color as long as it's glossy black. I would have installed it myself, but it had to be cut to length and a threadless headset (I got a Ritchey). I figured they would have the specialized equipment needed to cut the fork. They did: a hacksaw and a file! Anyway, the black looks OK with my charcoal/silver paint job.
This fork feels much better. The travel of the suspension made me feel like I was 'rocking' forward and back all the time and just felt mushy. I feel more in control. The fork feels nice and solid but the steel has enough flex to ease bumps.
Just thought I'd file a report.