your'e right it is an awesome machine but it looks like a rev on steroids. when i first saw it i didn't know whether to laugh or cry at what polaris had done to themselves but i think given time it might grow on me. i have a 2002 xc 700 and i love the edge - why mess with a good thing? yours does look better though, funny what a small change will do to the overall appearance of the thing. so who knows, maybe they will do away with that hideous light setup and that dorky windsheild. miracles do happen.