From my research, it's as good as most of the other cyclocross bikes in that price range. It was one I was looking into too, but I've settled on the Jamis Nova Pro. Honestly what I've found is, everyone says basically the same thing about every bike in a certain price range..
"Yea, it's a good bike, but I went with....." or "Yea, it's a good bike, I bought mine.... months ago and love it.". hehe. That of course is not 100%, but for the most part, at least for the bigger companies. Fuji Cross is a bike I see often enough day to day here in Stockholm, and it has good reviews. Any cyclocross bike is going to be a "road bike that can also handle the unpaved trails" though. My advice is go to a few LBS and ride all their cross bikes in your price range and see which feels better. Most of the components are prob gonna be similar in a given price range, ie under 1k, 1k - 1500, etc etc. I'm no bike expert, this is just what I've found in my research to find the best bike for "commuting, triathlon, fitness, light weight, on-road, off-road" for $500. *smile*