Well, I'm about to switch from one Kona to another.
My JTS frame is going back under warrantee, and I started looking at and talking to the LBS about options for something different.
Kona is a great company and I love their bikes, and the JTS was very good to me. But my riding has shifted away from dirt and the shorter trips towards 40-100 miles at a time. I wanted something more suited to that: comfy, fast and I tend to like things a little different.
Enter one of the last 2008 Kapus. It's a lugged Dedacciai steel frame and fork, with slick angles and an old-school look. Got a great price on the closeout, and I can use the custom deep-v's I've had for some time. I get to updgrade from 9-speed 105s to 10-speed full Ultegra, plus I get a plusher roadie designed for long-distance comfort. It's close to an old steel roadie I rode in the late 80s and loved, but prettier and with all the modern kit I've come to want.
And it's rare, and different, which I like. THey apparently made very few, and reviews are few and far between (but univerally good and reflect exactly the style ride I want).
Will post a detailed reveiw and photos when it comes through.