So I finally decided on a touring bike. Since I work at a LBS that sells nothing but Jamis my choice was kinda obvious but the LHT was a good contender. I had to fight with my credit card company for 3 days to get them to allow me to spend the money. But now it'll arrive either today or tomorrow and I got it for only about $750. Due to its @#$% gearing I also ordered a 9 speed SLX cassette, XT SGS derailleur, and THE LAST PAIR OF SHIMANO ULTEGRA 9spd BRIFTERS IN NORTH AMERICA!!!! no really, I went through 5 different distributers and there was only one pair between them (thanks KHS). Stupid interbike expo, theres no parts left till then lol. And of course the best part is I have a 10 speed drive train to sell off at profit!