Seems like you and I think similar thoughts. I've contemplated BMW 800's [but have already been down the GS road and learned how expensive and unreliable they really are], KTM's [but I don't need an artificial penis, my real one performs just fine], Triumph 800XC [but it just didn't quite manage to light my fire], and other odd "maybe's that really don't do it for me either. My '09 Wee just keeps on going and thus keeps hanging around. My other bike is an old '94 Kawasaki KLE500 that does good touring and really good off the beaten track away from tar. But the Wee is just one of those "do it all without fuss" bikes.