If you just can't do both ends at once, go with the shock and adjust it (compression and rebound ) to match the forks lesser performance until you do get them done.
If at all possible and do both ends. I spent half of what I purchased my bike for on suspension. It was worth every stinking penny!Point taken. Thanks for this. I'm not afraid of hard-late braking and have been trail braking since the first bend. My forks (probably untouched OE) are way under-sprung for my weight. I am right at the bottom of the stroke during hard braking in spite of using all available preload and having the forks set up by a pro at the track. I know I could trail deeper & carry more corner speed but the front is not confidence inspiring. Even with the suspension being what it is at the end of last season I was faster and more consistent than 98% of riders in the C group. I can't wait to get back out there!!