Wow people, I think I have started something here, thanks for all your comments. The main reason for me wanting a full sus bike is that the last time I rode one it gave me more confidence as a rider to push myself/the bike. Yes i know, this is in my head but that is usually what makes the difference from being able to achieve something or not.
My local riding spot is the South Downs and Queen Elizabeth country park but I also like to make it to Wales every now and again. My last trip I did a reasonable job of keeping up with all the full sus riders I went with but was a lot more beaten up by the end of the run (yeah i know could be my riding style )
To the guys who say i don't need a full sus, I understand where you are coming from, I have ridden a hardtail for over 20 years and raced for 10 of those and really love the agility, speed and lightness of them.
As I have got a bit older I need a bit of comfort
There is quite a bit of support for the Trek and am off to a bike shop this afternoon so will have a look at one, Cheers everyone.