the short Rocket starts to make more and more sense
Anthem will definitely get further investigation
Blur? yes, but costly as you say
I wouldn't mind a 29er HT as a do it all "bah, I don't need full suspension"-bike. I actually have a soft-spot for fun Trail 29er as a concept BUT I guess I'm ripe to give FS a go, so a 29er HT got to wait until I return to HT as the only way to go (if I will return that is)
By the way: I don't really get the difference in concept between Giant Trance and Anthem. Trance has a little more travel and a little slacker HA. It seems to be only a little different is that right?