I've been dying for a full suspension 29er for a while now. I tried one brand three years ago that was not ready for prime time, but I was still blown away by the control. Since then, they have become more common and much better overall machines.
I'm pleased as punch to be on the receiving end of a new Kona Hei Hei 29er. I am shifting almost all of my racing focus to using off-road bikes (Tuesday night crits notwithstanding) and this is going to be my main cross country machine.