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I think the non-boost is kinda an issue as it will be a limiting factor going forward. If you plan to keep the bike long term I would say keep searching. For me I shopped for a long, long time before I found the bike that had everything I wanted at a price I could afford. I geeked out and created a spreadsheet with +/- to help me decide on my must haves and ultimately to help decide my purchase.

Must haves were 1 by 11, 160mm of travel or more, a dropper (because adding it later was a lot more expensive after the fact and I can ride happily without one) and most importantly upgradability with at least current standards.  For me it was a Commencal that ticked all the boxes and I couldn’t be happier.