I have the minute elite absolute in 120 and the same fork in 140mm with IT travel adjust. I like em both alot.
Don't know about the tpc model though as I have never had one. Most of the 2008-2009 manitou stuff is pretty good though.
I agree with mattsavage, TPC is simple and it works great. The Absolute damper gets you a platform adjustment rather than a compression adjustment, I'd take compression adjust over a platform every time you gave me the option.