Short travel full suspension is so much better than a hardtail, even for a blast around the local woods. Thanks for the Sunset link on PH - I saved a fair chunk of money and got a better bike!
I love full suspension I have 140 , dong know if that's big or small but it goes everywhere with composure and control.
I've got 100mm each end on my Giant Anthem, and no longer feel like I need a hard tail. I still want one, but can acept that I don't actually need one...
I'll still use mine for riding into town, or with my son on the back etc.
I made mine more "road focused" and gave it to my son for his commute at University. He needed it more than I did!