Hey, that's me!
Back from Austin. Beat. Very exhausted. Will post a complete review once I can get my head around what just happened.
I will say in advance, though, that my respect for Ducati has grown significantly. After having spent three days with 'em, it's clear now why bikes such as the Panigale, Multistrada, Streetfighter, etc., exist. Everyone at Ducati is a fanatic. The end result of relentless dedication and passion? Extraordinary bikes and the extraordinary experience of riding one. (See above.)