My Specialized Sirrus Limited was really a "flat bar road bike" in that it had skinny high pressure tires, a carbon frame, and basically road componentry. It was fast, light, and to tell the truth not quite as comfortable for knocking around on the MUP's. After a few months I wanted more (or less). I really wanted a bit larger tires and a little less "twitchiness" if that's a word.
So I found this Specialized Crux Elite at my local LBS and fell in love. The drop bars really added some comfort, and the cyclocross tires gave me the option of light off-road sturdiness. But is a cyclocross bike a hybrid? It seems better suited for my fitness/recreational style of riding, and actually seems faster than the Limited. But at the same time, it's more comfortable, stable, and a lot less twitchy. Looks like a hybrid. Handles like a hybrid. Must be a hybrid!