Great bike and article. Alot of press about this release. But think Pete missed a few things..
"They've worked to update geometry over the last few years, but there's a balance between updating your line to reflect modern times and making such drastic changes that your shop's faithful customers all of a sudden have to realize that last year's Large is this year's Medium."
last years large reach is 460.... this years medium, 462.
Also " so it would be unforgivable if there were any spec lowlights, and there weren't any. "
As others have mentioned, Fit4, cheap saddle and 350/in house hubs for a 12k build... livable short term compromises, but I'd change these out in the first season.