All I can really say on the matter is "beauty is in the eye of the beholder"
They really are a love/hate thing, they aren't the most efficient 4/5" travel FS frame and the first time you ride one its a little "odd" but once you learn to ride with the frame rather than against it they come into their own.
When I first got mine Adrain Carter from Pace said to me, "what the hell have you got that for, I only rode one once and it was like having two wheel steering" ~ never a true word has been spoken, you just learn to work with it and the thing just rails round corners.
They are so compliant, there is no linkage issues so they take out even the smallest trail bumps and the bearings never wear out
I guess this is maybe not what Jez wants to hear but don't ever judge a bike till you have ridden it more than once