I just got a used Warden V1 frame and I definitely have no regrets. Honestly, I just got it for the looks (raw, curvy aluminum, extra linkage). I came from an older Yeti 575 and while that bike was awesome for what it was, the Knolly just made me a better rider. I have it on slack for now and have no problem climbing whatsoever. The uphill traction was life-changing for me since I came from a single pivot bike. I have used it on high-speed enduro-ish and technical DH trails and it didn't skip a beat. Although I may have to try setting it up as a mullet to really open up its potential at the same time be cool at the coffee shop.