Based on the type of cycling I'm interested in (utility, not racing, distance vs "speed at all costs") I'm strongly considering the Surly LHT as a good bike for me. Currently I'm using a Bianchi San Jose as my all-arounder; I even did some loaded touring on it. I've also got a road bike that's sized a bit too big for me but that I used extensively for a few years - that's how I realised what type of cycling I was interested in.
To afford a LHT, I'll have to sell the road bike. I'm using the San Jose primarily for commuting now, and it works well for that (single-speed simplicity). I may have to sell it as well to finance the LHT, patricularly since there seems to be some functionality overlap. How many of you are using your touring rig as your commuting/utility/go-everywhere rig as well? How many of you have a touring bike as your only bike?