Sound like it will work very well for touring around, trails and commutor setup. If I try to reproduce my road bike I am just pushing the limits of what this frame can do for me.
I have tried setting saddles too far back before - it just boggs the bike down, you start to loose that quick feeling of accelerating with the bike, just grinding from behind all the time.
I really want this bike to work for me but I will proceed with caution. I need to look around and check out other options I think.