I've got a 18' Smuggler that is "overshocked",swapped the Fox 210x50 with a CCDBiL Coil 210x55 to get another 12mm of travel.Kind of a Mini-Sentinel with the fork bumped to 150.With the stock setup I was beating myself up, like Dave said "absolutely worked".Now the bike feels awesome and I don't think it feels "dead" at all.
I think a 50mm stroke coil shock would run out of travel before the spring rate can rise enough to prevent bottom outs without over-springing.I did install a big/soft bottom out bumper but it wasn't needed.
I've got a Bike yoke DeHy cable kit one one bike and the new 1x remote on another,The cable is better than the plunger remote but the smooth and east action of the 1x gets my vote.A bleed twice a year is a small trade off.
I've switched the remote on the DeHy kit to a Wolftooth trying to get a smoother stroke but no luck so went with a slick cable and housing and it still feels rougher than the Reverb 1x setup.
Around $90 USD for ether cable kit or $100 for the Reverb 1x kit.The choice is yours.
The LR on my bike is progressive to linear in the last 10mm of travel and adding an offset bushing pushed the travel up 3mm by eliminating that last bit of linearity and gaining a bit more progression to the beginning of the stroke so it can effect the sag to a degree.