My opinions are based entirely around tight technical trails, with a riders of equal ability. Once the trails open to quad width or roads, the advantage flip flops. It is a compromise really. The name of the game in South Eastern style Enduros is how you do in the tight test sections. We don't usually get open stretches where we have to ride fast and hard for more than 200 yards. So you give up the high speed handling for the low speed nasty stuff handling. I am sure that out in the south west, it is just the opposite. Ideally, a man would own one of each to cover all the disciplines that he would face during a season.