naw, shock was setup right, i'm just pampered. i guess i meant that the maestro suspension works as claimed i.e. it will soak up the hit although this is not obvious from riding over small bumps.
i guess these days all-mtn is a wide line to draw, but from my perspective the wheelbase and geometry didn't make it as easy to maneuver as i'd like, so it didnt strike me as extremely aggressive. a better rider would be able to push it further.
/edit - to the op: just try before you buy, as a first FS bike for most ppl the reign was designed to do a bit of everything.