Nice to see Ruger picked up Marlin from the Remington bankruptcy. I am sure they will do the old brand justice.
Like other posters I love levers. All mine are pre Remlin and shoot great. My XLR in .444 is a 1 MOA rifle and good for over 350 yards. I used it to take a 5x5 Elk on the trot at 250 yards. I too have a special place in my heart for a good lever action whatever the brand.