The Saucony Peregrine are excellent so far, considerably more underfoot protection and midsole cushion than the Minimus, more along the lines of the 101, a really good distance running shoe without being a behemoth clunker with all the silly devices shoe companies heap on trail shoes. The Peregrine are 'flattish' with a 4mm drop and stable low to the ground footbed . They're supposedly similar to the Kinvara, maybe in fit. I found the Kinvara 'mushy', deliberately so.
I've been running in my Peregrine pair for 2 weeks so far, 11 runs later they're the shoe I've been looking for as an everyday training and racing shoe while still maintaining a level of minimalism (ie. neutral, light, low heel/toe drop, flexible, simple upper). I can run in these all week and not agonize over my foot condition and focus on the running, with the Minimus I had to think too much and often my feet were pretty tired by weeks end. Minimus are a great short distance shoe, not ideal for running on rocky technical trails at length for me, took some breaking in of the shoe to realise that.
The outsole is pretty aggressive and tacky, my favorite feature set on the Peregrine, ideal for sandy and rocky aggregate trails. I didn't notice it until after a week of running in them, Saucony threw in a gaiter hook near the front of the shoe, so they're gaiter compatible. Gusseted tongue is a plus. Sockless friendly interior is also a deal sealer for me. The Peregrine probably don't meeting the strict standards of the barefoot lifestyle purist camp, who cares, for somone who just wants a simple flat shoe that provides protection and traction that can handle trail time, the Peregrine meets that criteria.