My drivetrain components arrived last week and, let me tell you, XT is some beautiful stuff! The cassette is completely different from my old LX cassette and MUCH lighter. The cranks are also gorgeous and I just think it's SO cool that the BB axle is hollow.
My avid 7 levers and 7BB Disk brake setup is the coolest looking of all. I'm glad you folks here talked me out of the XT levers and into the Avids...they match the disks very well.
My Fetish Discipline frame isn't a Yeti, but it will do in the short term. It's pretty sturdy (and heavy but it's also nice looking.
But the part that caught my eye the most was the simple little seatpost. The person building the bike for me talked me out of a Ritchey and into a Thompson Elite. I couldn't be happier. That thing is a work of art and scary light.
Can't wait to build it up!