I had a Klr and liked it very much. And I agree completely with your opinion. I rode mine to St Louis to get my GS. It can do the long trips, but it's not the best there.
It looks like my long haul riding will be on hold for a while. If I find a full time job I will not have vacation time for a while. So a Klr to cruise local tag games and to commute might be my bike. But a wee might be better for me. We will see which when my life settles.
Screw this shit. I'll meet you there.....