Rocker link? So effectively it's a Titus RacerX Carbon with a brain shock which can also be built 22lbs with off the shelf parts. None of the proprietary stuff that's hard to replace in case of damage after a crash. Check the striking resemblance.
That tapered fork looks to be proprietary, Not many 1.5 step down xc forks out there.
i think if you get the s works you're stuck with the tapered future shock fork unless big manufacturers like fox follow that direction and start developing tapered forks. I dunno about the m5 version though, no word about that yet.
also, the 09 epic comes with the spez bb30 integrated carbon cranks. proprietary?.... hmm... what could be next? spez groupset maybe?