I don't think you're thinking wrong at all. I've got several years on most of the posters and essentially just did the same thing, for the same reasons.
About a month ago I swapped a very good '08 Concours C-14 ABS for an '09 Wee ABS. My riding is mainly long distance touring, camping trips and cycle rallies. The C-14 had 29K miles in 25 months. It just got to the place where it was just too heavy for me to comfortably/confidently handle -- and I just did not want to drop it. Also, the riding position was putting a lot of weight on my hands/wrists/forearms, even with bar risers.
The Wee is more than 200# lighter and very much more manageable. The more upright riding position is easier on my body. I did not look at a Vee -- 45# heavier, bulkier and I figured I did not need the extra power since I only ride one-up.
I've got 1300 miles on it already and I'm having a ball. The break-in miles are finally done and I can rev it as I wish. With the 16T front sprocket, 6000 RPM is 80 MPH by the GPS. That's a great plenty for me and the engine is smoothly humming at that speed.
Naturally, it needs to be set-up for longer distances but we have winter here so I'll have something to do. It'll be ready by spring and that first trip of the year, which has been The Hill Country of Texas four of the last five years. I'm looking forward to it.
'12 Guzzi Stelvio NTX
'09 DL650 ABS (Sold)