You don't know how much I've been looking forward to this rear shock, Gangplank. I know some people rave about the air shock on the back of the HP2 but I think it's complete crap and hate it.
I'd been batting around the idea of going w/ the guys that have the yellow spring... then the guys that have the blue spring, etc. When I heard that the Elka shock had a reputation for being a little more robust than several of the others it meant my bike would have a red spring for sure.
Looking forward to receiving it and congrats on getting your bike back together.