I got this a little while back as a commuter and have been adding and subtracting parts here and there to make it just right... pretty darn close to perfect now with ~3500 miles into it.
I would say I wasn't terribly satisfied with the quality of parts they use on these bikes or with specialized components in general but once you work out the kinks it makes a sweet ride (maybe I'm just picky spending as much time in the saddle as I do). I will say the Specialized saddle it came with is the best I have ever ridden.
As for the looks of it, the frame geometry isn't that pretty, but it does the business. Love the forest green though.