So many reasons ...
The V-Strom experience has many wonderful facets, and this forum provides the means to meet other V-Strom aficionados.
You are in time to participate in the 2010 C-to-C ride. This is a fun and low-cost way to meet other fanatics, explore our state, have a fun evening, make a small contribution to a worthy cause, and gain some memories that will likely bring you back again and again. You can readily find the thread.
Welcome to the ranks of the assimilated!