"...nothing beats cromoly..."
Except titanium, especially if it's built right. My Ti frame is light years ahead of my steel frame in comfort, even with thinner, higher-pressure tires.
It's not cheap, but it's a lifetime frame. It won't fatigue like Al, won't break like CF and won't rust like CrMo.
+1. Chrome moly is a superb material for a bicycle but you can't beat a well built titanium frame. The ride is hard to put into words. The bike seems to have a life of its own that I have never felt on any other bicycle made of any other material. I recommend CrMo if you are on a budget, but if you have the resources, titanium is the way to go. Its light and durable.