I'm getting real sick of people bring up the shimano and anti shimano argument, it's been beaten to death! And I would be find just not reading those threads that have stated as that is the topic in the thread, BUT in any thread lately that mentions shimano or sram or pretty much any type of component some how it gets to the shimano sucks or doesn't suck... I'm really sick of that POOP!
Get over it little kids, stop arguing on the play ground! Shimano is doing what they want, not saying I like it or dis like it, we just all need to let it go. And the guys that are for shimano need to let it go if someone says something like they don't like it! GROW UP PEOPLE! This is what makes mountain biking mountain biking! We have parts we all like or don't like, and we have options to buy it or not buy it. Granted it will be lame when bikes come stock with these parts, cause it could make it more costly to change to something else later on...but that's another issue!
Again... breath everyone step back and let things flow with out RANTING!