I went to the LBS wanting a Trek 4500 or Rockhopper. They didn't have a 21" of either, but had an '04 4600 for $479. I am tempted to give it a shot. I didn't test ride it yet. The SRAM intrigues me. The shifter felt kind of weird because the trigger is different then Shimano.
Should I wait and shop around some? I could possibly save upto $100 by going to a different shop 100 miles away (planning to go there anyway 12-10). I want a new mountain bike!
(I did a search for 4600 and didn't find much.)