interesting. i got to try them both on the same day last summer so thought perhaps they'd been developed in tandem; but based on your review of the optic it seems like it had been out well before that
i did notice the increasing STA with sizes on the sight and thought that was really smart. but it may have contributed to the sight's "short" feel, which i definitely noticed too.
as far as sitting taller: did you ever fiddle with the number of volume spacers in your review-optics' air cans? i was surprised to find that it was maxed out of the gate; just pulled a couple out and find the rear suspension character much more to my liking. i've been able to set it up a bit more firm, addressing the ride height issue a bit, and use full travel more regularly, but it still seems plenty progressive