Found this on YouTube for any of you debating whether or not to take a sip of the Koolaid and get a 29er: The 29er Debate.
Here are some 29er ride vids for your viewing pleasure. This guy is riding a single speed with a squishy fork. While it's common to ride with a rigid fork, I did it for a year, when you put some squish up front it makes a world of difference.
Here is a vid of a guy riding rigid. More care is taken because the bike absorbs less shock, which means you can't go as fast you might like down a hill.