Would you please tell me your frame number for a comparison to mine?
I love the Zolatone Marins but there is no doubt that this colorway is the absolutely coolest Marin colorway ever ever ever.
I'd say there is no need for another wheelset. Them Wolber rims are quality. They will go forever and XT hubs are not that great of an advantage to the LX ones on this wheelset. I'm trying to ruin this wheelset for years and years but up to this day i failed.
By the way i binned my DX Stis one ride after i bought my Eldridge. Bought some XT M095 push-pull units. They feel so much better to me personally so maybe this would be an useful alternative for you, too. But on the other hand i guess new 2013 shifters will be lightyears ahead performance wise.