Bought my real first MTB for me and my wife. There was a nice sale at my LBS and tested couple of bikes out, Including Stumpjumper, Giant Rainier, Gary Fisher Tassajara. I ended up with 2 Tassajaras for me and my wife. I got one with disk brakes and my wife's is without. GF felt most comfortable and not bad on weight considering disk brakes. My wife tried the woman's version but she liked the man's frame better.
Liked the Stumpy but was not as comfortable and little overkill for me as far as price goes. The price was right on the Tassajaras. 640 for disk and 520 for non disk version. I hope I made a right decision and hopefully my wife and I will enjoy our bikes for a long time. If anyone have a good experience with these bikes or bad ones let me know. They are getting assembled and ready for pickup this Saturday.