I've been on a Manitou fork or shock consistently for the past 11 years. Swinger 6, ISX 6, Minute Pro, Mattoc Pro
I've been thoroughly impressed and the addition of a burlier fork than the Mattoc is nice to see. I am glad they are stepping up to the plate as another BIG player and not staying in the fringes anymore.
One key to their success will be service (manuals for customers/shops), support and warranty. If they get this right then people will be more comfortable with their purchases and not left in a panic when they need after purchase service.