Yeah, yeah, yeah, it's right on the cusp of being considered "retro" though for me it has been one of the bikes I have wanted since the very early 90s. It's a 1998 Landshark Dirt Shark fillet-brazed in Reynolds 725 steel, with a Rock Shox Judy SL. It's full Shimano XT and this bike will be my every-day trail rider.
I'm sure a lot of you guys have never heard of Landshark, but it is the consumate micro builder. It's one guy doing the design, welding, painting, shipping and everything. John Slawta is the man, and he's an absolute artist.
I stumbled across this bike on eBay, and after it didn't sell, was offered the bike at a price I wasn't too excited about. A month or so later, I got a note from the seller with a price right where I had bid on it and couldn't pass it up. I essentially got the whole bike for about 1/3rd of the original price of the frame and fork.
I have already added my own saddle and tires, and will be making updates to the components like seatpost, barends, stem, grips, and other items in the near future. Ignore the tacked-on barends and roadie pedals (I wanted to ride it up and down the block); they will be swapped out shortly. I am even contemplating putting older components on it to get it more in my comfort zone.
Not quite old school, but it's as new as I will ever get.