Thaad, everyone should ride an evil at some point. Very distinctive ride. Worth throwing a leg over if the opportunity presents itself.
Craw, you are right. Perceptions change all too fast. I choose to ignore those who say the geo is outdated. Instead I just redefine the bike. I've been thinking about a fugitive LT for over a year. My evil has a similar ETT with a slightly shorter reach due to the slacker STA. My HTA is slightly slacker, which I prefer. At the end of the day, this serves the same purpose for me that a fugitive would and I suspect is more fun on the downs. The bigger front wheel is the only part of a 29er I really like, I'm just as happy on a mullet most of the time. Looking forward to some long days in the saddle on this bike.