The Tarmac is my first road bike with discs and compliment the Rovals perfectly. 100% reliable and better modulation in the wet although riding in awful weather has diminished due to TrainerRoad!
So despite my reduced time riding in the rain I’d still opt for a disc iteration over rim, why, because they’re hassle free, robust and an improvement over rim brakes.IMHO.
As for the Tarmac and despite some great bikes available from other manufacturers, I’d still go for another Tarmac when the time comes to upgrade, why, it’s a complete package, it climbs exceptionally well, accelerates and holds speed with the best and handles quickly with great stability. I also like the history of the Tarmac and it’s various iterations.
Concept stores are great brand ambassadors too, since I’ve moved home my local concept store has reverted back to a LBS with the same great staff. I do miss the old store though.
Oh and be brave with colour, my mate bought a yellow Tarmac and I thought he had lost the plot although overtime the colour has been a grower on me and my Matt black looks slightly boring. Stealthy but boring.