Rizla skiing was brilliant but unfortunately my ankle really limited how much I could do per day. This is why I am thinking about taking the fs even with the knackered shock.
Ringo you are odd anyway so you don't count as a representative demographic.
The shock is knackered in that the stanchion is scratched, it still works but isn't the best. I could do with replacing the frame anyway so might not be riding it for too much longer anyway.
I'm leaning towards the BFe as all it needs is a brake bleed and it will be spot on.