Greetings from South Florida
I just joined bike forums as I've been shopping the net for a bike as my old Giant Yukon was recently reappropriated without my knowledge. It performed very well for the time I had it, which was at least 8-9 years...
Things were a little easier back when I bought it, as any type of suspension (fork only, if I recall) was on the highest end bicycles.
I've been looking at an '04 Giant Yukon, but also thought that some snazzy full suspension bike might be nice. Now that I've been roaming the forums a bit I see that the hardtails are still very highly regarded.
I was worried about wasting pedal power on suspension movement with a FS bike. I also worried about the strange handling that a FS will exhibit, especialy to a lifetime no suspension rider like myself!
I would use my new bike mostly for urban riding, with some hardpack trails, and a little bit of 'real' mountain bike trail action.
Cook Bros BMX
Giant Yukon (somewhere out there)