I reread the whole thread, and i must agree with BRM and KGT about Aero.. I not left just readin the thread, but read different reviews, discussions etc..
For me stay that is just marketing thing for companies to make u buying things every six months (as confenction type of product work.. U know.. It have more features.. It's 5% stiffer, lighter.. But not real quality and advantage..)
If i need to buy a bike in this moment it will be one of this:
1. Ritchey Road Logic
I have respect to Tom Ritchey, i think steel have distinctive way of riding, this frame have nice price, and will last for many years. It can be perfect winter bike, which will improve my fitness wanting to ride it instead beeing anxious how there is a new model which is....
2. Colnago Master X-Light
Almost the same what i wrote for previous frame, except this is more exclusive and more size choices, which i know will fit me perfectly
3. Bianchi Specialissima
It's light, i guess nice as climbing bike, and i like the look of the bike, and can make me want ride ing it for many years without worrying about new model.
Too bad there is no bigger size choice, but maybe i can get 55 cm with shorter reach handlebar. But if i ever start buying this, i'll definetely consult members here
4. Fuji SL 1.1
Im really regret why i did not buy this frame last season when there was really cheap on Evanscycles (Like 1200 eur).
Light, not fancy, stiff.. Probably the bike which will make me want to ride it, without worrying too much if i sratch it or something...I like because it's not like Fashion bike, but has real quality inside.. Without paying the price for too much marketing..
And i will not say what KGT saying a trolling.. More like Critical Thinking..
But at the end, if someone think AERO is the way to goo, and he feel faster on Aero bike vs non Aero go with Aero. Go with any concept/bike that u beleive it and that make u want riding actually.. And if that mean replacing a bike every 6 months, do it
. Maybe can be bad for enviroment, but at least it's good for economy sometimes...