I can't decide.
I've been in the mood for yet another bike for a long time. However, I've been torn between getting a trials bike and a DH bike. I'd obviously get more use out of a trials bike, and it has that "wow" factor to it when you get good. Unfortunately, however, it's been a really steep learning curve for me. Having a DH bike seems like it would be somewhat easier to learn and fun no matter what, but there aren't many places to DH where I live.
What says you, MTB forum? I have time to decide, since it will be a while before I have money to buy a bike. Obviously, things could change significantly in that time, but I'd like to see what you guys say. I'm not leaning in any particular direction ATM.
And as a side, note, I'd be building the bike up.
EDIT- Also, a trials bike is WAY cheaper.