Yeah! This bike makes so much sense, as one of the aforementioned 'die hard steel guys looking to take the plunge on a duallie.' This bike ticks all the boxes. Especially for bikepacking. 

It seems nobody ever talks about the disposable nature of carbon, and to a lesser extent alloy bikes. On bikes that get ridden hard and cost a lot, as dual suspension bikes do, I think it is particulally relevent. Considering that; steel makes perfect sense. It's durable and unlikely to fail (and looks great).