For all the crap that they get, are they really that bad of a bike? Surely the Speed Concept is a pretty quick TT bike as plenty of other teams use it under guise. And the Madone can't be so awful can it? I think the new brake system is crap, but then again, it just won MSR, can't be that bad.
disclaimer: I have never owned nor currently own anything Trek.
Every single person I know that has a 2010 or newer Trek seems to love it be it the new Madone, Speed Concept, etc. The brand gets a lot of shit in the US for being the go-to brand for newer riders and thus its not exclusive, but the top end models are still awesome bikes. The only reason I got a Super Six was because a Madone with a 7900 or better groupset was just too much cash- I would have rather tried a H1 7 series honestly.
I can put my two cents in, but only in the fact that I was racing a TREK for two seasons, same bike both seasons, and it was not the high end Madone, the 5 series. I hated it. I got wins, but I always felt like it was not stiff enough. Teammate had a 6 series top of the line and when we gave the bikes back, he went back to his GIANT from a previous team. He called and ask me if the GIANT was really supposed to be that much better of a bike?? I, like KWalker, went to Cannondale this season, but not carbon, I went to aluminum. One because I had raced on it before with great results, and two, for the price.