Well, there's lots of opinions and lots of viewpoints, but personally, I like it. I've been looking to "down size" my touring bike so I went down to my local dealers, sat on one, ran it around a bit (almost froze to death - lol), and bought one on the spot. I've got an F650GS as a second bike. I've had that for a while and I've seen non of the drawbacks or problems that others have mentioned with this engine so I'm expecting good things out of this combo.
We're still a ways from riding up here, but my F800GT will be in the garage by next weekend just waiting for spring. After a few trips when it warms up around here, I'll know if it was a good decision or not.
2013 R1200 GSW
One out of four people is insane - check your three best friends - if they seem normal then it must be you!