as i understand it, the mountain shock denotes that the frame has suspension corrected geometry, not that the bike came with suspension. my 95 kona was rigid but had mountain shock on the top tube.
No, the frame geometry is identical Dave. It wouldn't be like Kona to spend any extra pennies like that! They just lengthened the P2 to 41cm from 1994 onwards, so that a suspension fork sagged was only a little bit longer than the P2 and the same frame geometry worked well with either.
I suspect the cases of mixed-up decals are just down to buyers wanting different to what was in stock in the warehouse. At least some of them are right - my Race Light has a P2!