Agree with that. I love mine, and will be mail ordering some stuff from A Vicious Cycle over the winter - guards and centre stand, maybe some luggage. I have a 2005 KLR and for most of what I do, the Versys 1000 would do it better. Think I noted earlier that it might just replace the KLR and my 2003 FZ1, but not my KLX400R. Two bikes in one for sure!
The Ducati MS gets good reviews, and I'm sure is more sophisticated, for sure more hip, but the V1000 gets the job done for a bit more than half the price. Hard to beat that if cost is any concern at all.