It won't steer like you think it should. It just takes some adaptation. Have you ever ridden a motorbike?
Bingo! I was out tonight for the first time, and that's it. Don't know if it would have occurred to me on my own mind
So, first impressions? Bad points - front end is too low (26er fork, 29er frame), so the BB has dropped quite a bit. Had a couple of pedal strikes where I wouldn't have normally. There may need to be a 29 specific fork in my future. Front-end grip is ridiculous, even in the wet, and it's going to require a bit of mental adjustment on my part. The Endo dealt with small roots really well, however I felt it a bit slippy when hitting the bigger ones at an angle that wouldn't bother a normal tyre. Maybe that's just me, I know there's no ideal tyre for roots. I suspect I may need to drop the pressure a bit more too.
Didn't miss suspension too much, although most of my local trail is green laning. I think the fat tyre probably works better on small bumps than a fork, although on repeatedly bumpy stuff, it reverts to rigid-type and things get boingy - understandable I suppose, no damping.
Overall, really enjoyed it. Bit of a drag on the climbs (no surprise there), but it maintains speed well and cornering ability is now off the chart. Me likey.