DH Balls...XC Legs
The Good: Strong, Stiff, Light (Relativley), Perfect Geometry, ISCG Tabs, Pedals Extremely well for a bike with such DH capability.
Have yet to find anything it can't handle. Blindfolded, you will think you are on your DH bike.
The Bad: The Fox RP23 Shock leaves something to be desired when pushed. QR & 135mm rear axle spacing.
Overall: If you can only afford, or only want, one bike...make it an Enduro.
The Enduro is the definition of the "Do It All" bike. I am currently riding a 2010 Enduro which I built from the frame up. It is my 3rd Enduro after riding a 2007 Enduro SL and a 2008 Enduro SL Pro Carbon, I decided to go back to the aluminum version as I continue to ride progressivley more difficult (ie. Rocky) trails in the north east. If I had to do it again, I might go with the carbon frame though.
I currently have my bike set up with a Fox 36 Talas fork and it is the perfect fork for this bike. Dropping the travel for long extended climbs really makes it that much better. I added the Talas after a year of riding on Specialized's own E160 fork. Not that it was bad in any way, I just felt the Fox is a little bit better.
The great thing about the Enduro is you can set it up to do whatever you want it to do. I currently have mine set up with a short Sunline Stem and wide Sunline Bars. I am also currently running a 1x9 (soon to be 1x10) drivetrain with Stylo Cranks, E13 Guidering, MRP G2 Chainguide, an XO rear deraileur, and Easton Havoc AM Wheels.
Before pulling the trigger on the new Enduro, I rode the Trek Remedy & Scratch as well as the new Rocky Mtn. Slayer and for my money, the Spesh was where it's at. Specialized absolutley nailed the geometry on the new Enduro and it by far one of the best, if not the best handling bike I have ever ridden.
I am 6'3" tall and ride a size large frame.