Well I finally found the bike for me. After going through all the bike shops in the phone book, the last one I called turned out to be the winner. For some reason Specialzied gave them a good deal on some 02 rockhoppers.
They sold the rockhopper comp to me for 650 bucks. What a friggin deal. All I gotta do is wait for them to put the thing together. Picking it up on wednesday. Im very excited.