It seems that most people here recommend other brands (like Giant, Kona, Cannondale, Specialized, etc.) over Trek when it comes to MTBs. I don't want to open a can of worms here, and I know that much of it comes down to personal preference rather than measurable quality, but I'm curious. What's the skinny on Trek MTBs? Does anyone here ride one? Are they better in some areas than in others? My boyfriend is into road cycling and he's had treks for years, now we're talking about getting into mountain biking (and I'm ready to trade in my seven-year-old bottom-of-the-line schwinn mtb). He's leaning toward treks, but I'm wondering what real mtb people think.