Hrm, interesting. This is one of those where I think it might actually be worth the money. The price difference is somewhat minimal, and you get some good upgrades. The wheelset, fork, and tires on the Bobcat look to be much better. And you get the bonus of disc brakes, which are good for us clydes
. I've had great luck with Kool-Stop pads on V-Brakes, but discs still blow 'em away.
The Dart isn't high-end, but it's certainly better than the other fork. And from everything I've heard, it's stupid durable.
I say ride 'em both, and see which you like best. I'd go for the Bobcat if it was me, but I'm not the one riding it