My main objective is to move into a frame that I know will be updated every few years or so, if I choose to upgrade.
I see myself moving into a Dunlop 300, a Volkl 10, or a Prestige. I've hit both the X-10 325 and the IG Prestige Pro and considered switching to both---still considering and narrowing.
I suspect that I'll like the Gold 99 the best, but who knows if they'll even update the Gold?
Anyway, I went with the M 3.0, F 3.0 (instead of the Prestige S), Mantis Tour 305, and Gold 99. The F 3.0 is just something that I have to get out of my system and move on