I bought one a few months back and have about 400 miles on it so far. I find it to be comfortable and it handled well when I had about 30 pounds of stuff loaded in the rear panniers and on the rack. I did have an issue with the wheels, but the shop did a warranty replacment and those wheels seem to be fine.
They still have the old fashioned threaded steerer, but I did not see that as that big of a deal. I like being able to easily adjust my handle bar height. The bike comes with 32mm tires and there should be clearance for 35-37mm.
With this weekends 20% off performance coupon one would come to $736 -- not a bad price. I was lucky enough to get a leftover '08 that had mark down and then applied a 10% off coupon.