Went from 03 xt to 04 x.9, and now I'm thinking the 04 xt or xtr rear derailleur makes more sense, but is it enough to offset SRAM's 1:1? I have many years on XT and only about a few weeks on SRAM, but never owned a reverse pull. Would I be taking a step backward in the big picture?

So.... x.9 setup or 03 xt shifters with 04 xt rear D?