Okay, so it can have a 200mm fan in front, but that isn't a selling point for me. I'm not that big on them due to the fact that one's choices of 200mm fans are so limited compared to 120 and 140mm fans. But to each his own.
But even with that I still don't see it being better overall than a 692 if for no other reason than it's just not that attractive and the cost. It's definitely not worth an extra $30 over the cost of a 692 Basic or $20 more than a 692 Advanced, both of which also have an E-SATA port IMNSHO.
The 690 II definitely is still in the running for me I just wished that the power switch, activity leds and such would be on the front not on top. That affords the flexibility to either place it on the floor or on top of a table/desk and still access and see it all. This case seems to be the sexier cases CM makes.
I'm still debating getting a larger case like the Storm Sniper, but what concerns me is if the larger size will become a hinderence if in the future don't have as much room for it. Yeah it's only about 2 inches deeper and 2 inches taller.