I love my Rincon... it's a fantastic machine. The ride is really nice. While not as plush as my Grizzly, the overal handling makes up for it. I do tend to shift it more than letting it shift for me, and the only reason the handlebar shifting doesn't bother me is because the shifting is so smooth.
I agree about the Foreman (or even Rancher) ES... since they're just putting an electric actuator on the shifter, I'd rather have a real foot shifter in that situation. But on the Rincon, or the Rubicon, the handlebar one is nice.
If you want another Honda, especially for plowing, I think the Rubicon would be the way to go. More power and that slick hydromechanical tranny... the one that the Rincon SHOULD have gotten if you ask me. The 3sp auto w/torque converter works pretty well, but I think it would have been even better if they'd used the Rubi's transmission.
For purely technical stuff though, I still prefer my Grizzly. It's cushier, has more ground clearance, and the suspension articulates better. In fact, we're headed to The Rubicon Trail next weekend to finish it (we did the first half last November). Looking forward to it!!