This has been gone over on the forum - I'm sure if you look around, you'll find it. But as nstilwell said, it'll raise the front just a bit if you use the tapered fork and the Inset. I can't possibly imagine you'd notice the ride difference on a mountainbike - I would think tire selection and/or tire air pressure would have a much more dramatic feel on the front end than a 1/4 or 1/2 degree of head angle (in addition to the fork height/pressure/sag settings). Your stem length/angle and if using riser bars (and what height riser) also play a part in front end feel - although has nothing do due with frame geometry.
I don't think I would mess with it as Moots charges a fairly significant amount for a head angle change - rightfully so as it's alot of work for 1/2 a degree as far as machining/jigging/drawings go.
On a road bike, possibly. Mountainbike, I'd (personally) opt not to. And maybe I'm reading this wrong, but you'd want to steepen the head a bit rather than slacken........
A tapered fork with a 15mm thru axle - that'll be bombproof stable up front.