True, true! Need is such a tricky word in the MTB world, which is why I added the "probably" qualifier ;). Our US office is just outside Atlanta, GA. The trails closest to town are rooty and moderately technical with punchy climbs. North Georgia has a variety of riding from smooth singletrack, to gnarly backcountry stuff (which is what I prefer). A shit ton of climbing no matter where you go though.
I had full on DH tires on my bike over the winter and when I switched to a set of EXO Rekons I shaved 635g (1.4lbs) off! It made the bike ride completely differently, but I also got reminded that EXO < DH the hard way.
And we hear you on the DHF 29x2.5 MaxxGrip EXO, it's coming!