I was also from the sports / tourer, previous bike was a Honda CBR1000F, great for touring, as you said "easy to loose your licence!"
I have a 2006 Wee and it's been the best "practical" bike I've owned. Just done 75,000kms since new and easily has another 75,000 to go!
I'm at Rothwell (near Redcliffe), so just put a post if your keen for a ride.
2006 DL650 - Hepco & Becker Engine Crash Bars, Hepco & Becker Centre Stand, Headlight Protectors, L.E.D. Riding Lights, K & N Air Filter, Givi Top Box, DIY Aluminium Radiator Guard, DL1000 Hand Guards, Mitas E-07 (rear), Shinko E-804 (front), DIY Aluminium Bash Plate, DR650 Pegs, DIY Pannier Frames, Re-cycled fiberglass panniers, 12v socket. Currently working on DIY aluminium panniers.
1997 Kawasaki ZR250 Balius (attempt restoration)
1987 Honda CBR1000F
1982 Suzuki Katana 650
???? Suzuki GN250
???? Italjet 350 Trials
1981 Honda CR125R
1979 Kawasaki KX80