OK, so I must be absolutely nuts. Went out with all the good intentions of picking either the Cannondale Synapse Carbon or Spec Roubaix Elite. Ended up with this. A sub 20lb aluminum BMC Streetfire.
FSA Carbon 50/34 Compact Crank
Fulcrum Racing 7 wheelset
10-speed 12-27 cassette
Easton EC70 Fork
Easton EA50 Bars
This thing accelerates like a bat and climbs like a monkey. It's a blast to ride and the LBS spent a ton of time dialing it in.
For Stapham - The Cannondale Synapse Carbon was a smooth ride, very unlike their alum frames. However, I found it just a bit boring.
Sorry Dudes, your white bikes don't stand a chance.