As an owner of a 2007 2900, I am very interested in the addition of a dinette because it is the one reason I would think about trading my RV. I love the look of the opened up living area and could easily think about upgrading.
I do notice the new unit is missing the closet that is currently next to the kitchen and that is a concern because there is already a lack of storage space. I would love a larger shower but I do not know where I would be able to store all the items I currently store in the the closet after adding shelving. The comments about the dinette and CCC are also big question marks for me. I saw a unit with the dinette in the slide and I could barely get into it and I knew it would never fit my husband.
I found the Phoenix Cruiser thru the very complimentary reviews by RV.Org. The Phoenix Cruiser was rated well for highway handling, although the the unit I have with two slides was not as high because the slide has used much of the CCC. I am happy with my 2900's handling, but with the addition of another slide this could become a problem. My husband does not always travel with me and I find the 2900 VERY easy to drive and that is very desirable.