twohats what a load of s**t, i've had mine nearly a year now and i've had no problems at all, only ones that i've created by having offs (mech hanger ripped off). The shock has been floorless, just sent it away to get serviced before we do the mountain mayhem and then france in july. Awesome having the three adjustments.
I've ridden twice a week on it for 10 months without issue.
But someone made a point about fox float 100's up front, thats not enough travel, the frame is designed to run with at least 140mm and really should be 150mm, i've got lyrics on the front of mine. As for the weight issue you won't ever get it really light. I've got the LTD model with xtr/saint and its 30.5 lbs, but i don't suffer because of it? And its awesome DH.
But if DH isn't so much your thing then i'd go for the genius? Bit more of an all rounder? Hope this helps?