Okay.....I purchased my bike without ever doing research.....rookie mistake.
After owning my Trek DS 8.2 for a few months....I have figured out that it is not really my thing. I ride 90% road and am looking for a bike that would be more designed for that. I have two choices. I could sell my Trek for $400 then add some money to get a decent FX model (or other similar bike by another brand) or I could take the money I would add for the bike and use it to upgrade my DS 8.2 with swapping out the suspension fork and putting a rigid frame fork on there, and the last by swapping out tires from the 700cx38 to something narrower and by swapping out the Altus and Tourney derailleurs and upgrading the components to Deore or something similar down the road.
What would you do? Sell or Upgrade.