I went to my lbs and got sized for a 58cm Felt F75 (I'm 6 foot with a 32/33in inseam). Really nice bike, but decided its not what I need (an all arounder... looking at a surly cross check or pacer).
The guy knew what he was doing, had me looking to see if the handlebars blocked my view of the front hub, shifted my seat around, hung plumb bobs from my knees, but I still felt REALLY raked out. I'm coming from riding mountain bikes and I'm just not used to the feeling yet, but I'm wondering if shooting for a slightly smaller frame would be a huge mistake? I'm going to be doing a lot of commuting/city riding and I think moving down to a 56cm frame would put me a little more upright. From reading the geometry specs on the pacers I've been looking at, their top tubes are slightly longer as well...
Or is this such a minor difference that I could be riding anything in that range?