Pros: The Vanilla is a very responsive fork. Easily adjustable for travel. The lock out works great on long climbs. Along with adjustable rebound and compression, it's like butter over the small stuff. Like roots aren't even there. I have truly tortured this fork on some pretty big stuff, yet not a hitch. Great XC fork.
Recommendation: If you are looking to upgrade to a fork with 80-125mm travel for XC, this is your fork. It can handle just about anything. I have this fork on a Rocky Mountain ETSX-70 and love it.