My wallet is definitely lighter! This is basically my dream bike, and there were some sacrifices made to afford it..But I'm in the best shape in years thanks to bike riding. I look at it as my rolling gym membership. This year I have biked more than ever and it's really paying off in other activities. I'm running faster road race times, and riding moto faster thanks to it!
Those are two nice looking Specialized bikes..I had an Epic for the last couple years, fell in love with the Tallboy on a demo and it was Santa Cruz for me.
The Computer Tunes that people like to put on these trucks can void your warranty. Just a heads up.
Does your wallet talk back? You might need to see a doctor.