I'm all about it coming in as light as possible. Everything it seems is a trade off. I'd like a shaft, but don't want the parasitic loss. I owned a '07 Tiger. It did everything well.....except turn in. I spent several hundred trying to make it better.....but didn't know what I was doing, bought smoke & mirrors and made it worse. Still missed the bike when I sold it though. Have a camhead GS now as my main bike. Not tired of her .....yet, & it may be that the F pushes my buttons. I rode a RT just before the halt to sales. Liked it, but wasn't in love. The GTL did not push my buttons at all. Right now, if forced to replace the GS, I'd likely buy a new GS w/cast wheels. Keep my Woodies wheels from my Camhead and have them widened & reuse. I heard the latest GS will have the speed shifter and other hand me downs from the RT, all these things slowly add up to a better bike. My GS is still a star in my mind.