very nice bag, makes assembly and disassembly very easy. Nice extra pockets for tools/pedals etc. No damage whatsoever to my bike (Intense M3 worth $5K plus), though i found the included foam seperator inadequate. I used a camping mat inside the bag as well to make sure the fork and frame could not rub, and the included seperator to keep the wheels from rubbing the frame (hey Dakine, you need to include 2 foam pads!). I also used a couple pieces of cardboard between the cassette/hub to protect the inside of the bag from being rubbed (packed the wheels on top).
I carried all of my armor (not my full face helmet), an extra tire, tools, camel back and shoes with room to spare.
Wheels on the bag, handles and zippers are all top quality. Pricey sure, but what's a $300 bag worth compared to a spendy DH bike?
I have a hard case too, but always hated it because it was so hard to close. I also think the Dakine bag looks more like a suitcase which probably helps the airport loaders identify that it is in fact "luggage". My hard case was routinely "misplaced" by airlines.