I own an 1150GSA and have ridden (and have friends who own) the Veradero. I like them both but i got the GSA with 10,000km for half the cost. There is a 'dero here on the floor of my local dealer and everytime i go there i look a it and wonder if i made the right choice but everytime i ride the big German girl..i am good with my decision.
From your post i think i hear a hint of longing because it is the standard to which most people set their marks from but it is just a compilation of a box of mechanical parts. No more...no less. Be happy that you have a very capable machine and get out there and ride it.
R1150 GSA, KLR650, K75s(x3), RD350, PS250 (Big Ruckus), R65, 990 Spyder
If I still had every dollar I spent on motorbikes I would be a richer man but a poorer person.