My wife took a ride on my Giant FCR3 and wants a hybrid. We looked at FX series Treks and she wasnt' impressed (the LBS that sells Trek dropped Giant). We went to the LBS that I got my Hardrock at (now the new Giant dealer in town) and she loved the FCR even more.
She was convinced (by me of course) to take my FCR and I'll go get a Cyclocross or Touring bike. My problem is that I really dont' want to spend another grand on a bike (I know I should, but common sense tells me 2 bikes a year is pushing it already).
I've read over in the CX forums good things about the BD Fantom CX. I really want to pull the trigger on it, I've read both good and bad about BD and don't necessarily wish to aggravate anyone by opening that can of worms again. Looked at the Randonee from REI that NeilFein just got and it's on my list as well. Of course would love an LHT or even a XCheck. I've looked at Giant's TCX1 and Specialized (since my Hardrock is good to me) but Specialized I think are just a tad too expensive (as the Giant or the other ones listed). I've hit all the LBS in the area - nothing that's '07 an older in CX. My town isn't that refined yet bike-wise for the LBS other than the mass-Trek dealer to carry much in the way of CX.
More of a posted rant to clear my head of this since I've been wrapping my mind around it all day.