After all you've been through, both before and after the trip -- I can't believe someone did that to your bike. Hope she's back to herself shortly.
Can't wait for the inevitable pic-dump of the Ducati event. Hell For Leather just posted a write-up about the event, cross-posted on Jalopnik. It can be read here:
Sounds like it was a great event! At least you get the good with the bad, eh?