Nits to Pick -- definitely nothing serious...
Wow, it's a good thing I carefully read your subject line!
I agree with you on the sidestand. I haven't had any issues with the bike trying to roll off of it, but I am used to the sidestand on my old Ninja 650R, which was mounted a little further forward (I think) and it did swing further forward than the one on the V-Strom. I sometimes have to give it a little kick forward just to make certain that it's fully extended.
Another very small nit to pick is the tubing for the passenger pegs is too small of a diameter for me to use my Drift Stealth HD's handlebar mount. I think I can get away with using more rubber shim strips, but I didn't have any old inner tubes lying around to sacrifice.
Finally, I find the horn button a little bit too easily when I'm going to cancel the turn signals. There are at least 4 drivers out there who probably think I'm a complete a-hole!
As you can see, none of these are even really issues. These just make me realize just how good a bike this is. I consider myself very fortunate, because my list of nits to pick for my old 650R was about as minor, but enough to make me trade it in. I still love that bike, but the '12 V-Strom is a much better fit for me now, nits and all.