Similar reason i moved from a Honzo to a v2 Rootdown (non BA). My idea for a ht was as an all around trail bike and the new crop of lls ht's are far more capable than I am as a rider. The trade offs to make a more shreddable dh ride took too much away from the all around nature of the bike, for me anyways
Having said that, the current Surface geo looks spot on for me without having to move up a size. I'd love to get my mitts on one of those.