I have decided to get back into biking, and ran across this bike on Bikesdirect. It will not be ready until 6 weeks, which is fine.
Carbon usually does not come at the $1k mark and sacrifices in componentry must be made. However, this bike comes with mostly the newest Shimano 105. The brakes are junk, but I can upgrade to Ultegra easily for 100 bucks or so.
To be honest, I would be OK with a steel frame, I like how they feel. I don't like aluminum.
But for this price I might as well grab the carbon fame, a proven design made by Kinesis.