Well, this was a well-timed thread! I'm picking my 2018 Series 200 up from the dealer tomorrow! (Should have been today but they took too long). I appreciate the comparisons and info posted above. It further settled my ever racing mind that I was making the right decision. Looking forward to becoming an active member in the LC forums. I have a lot to learn and even more to spend!
Tires, suspension, sliders will get you 90% of the places you want to go. A rack in my opinion should be way down the line, the factory rack can handle a lot of gear.
Lights and snorkel are over rated IMHO. What part of So Cal are you in?