i'll more than likely be going to veloswap also.
And, FWIW, I love climbing on the SS. You're welcome to ride it anytime. May be a bit on the small side though.
And I agree, my 29'er is harder around the really tight switchbacks... and it felt pretty tall at first... but now I am used to it and I like the way it rides. It seems like I don't have to really pay as much attention about my line with the bigger wheels, and it flys different than my other bike with the little wheels.
a little bike porn from Crested Butte a few weekends ago..