Kept my 690E and got an EXC-F 350
I totally agree with CT DUAL-SPORT. I bought a 690E in 2009, which I still have. The 690E is perfect for for mixed tarmac / dirtroad riding. I used the 690E for a roadbook rally in Morocco in April 2011. The bike worked flawlessly, but it was too heavy for me, especially in rocky riverbeds and in sand dunes. I did the same rally this year with a 350 EXC-F, which was perfect for me. I kept the 690E as my "adventure" bike, i.e. I'm basically using it for what other people do with their 990 Adventures.