I am considering a hybrid commuter bike, in particular I like Specialized Sirrus Elite Disc. This model however does not sport a carbon fiber fork. Only the more expensive model does, which I do not have budget for.
Another candidate would be Trek Crossrip, which does have carbon fork. Should I make getting carbon fork a priority, will it make a real difference on my ~13 km commute? I sometimes do ride over surfaces like this, that's why I'm concerned: