The V-Strom and Stromtrooper have both been great, but I am moving on. For me the Strom is the perfect answer to a different question. In my Lazy-Boy, I see myself on long tours loaded with camping gear, but for 50-51 weeks / year (30 if weather is factored in), rather than grand adventures to Alaska, Florida, or Mexico, I actually go for weekend joy-rides, and commute in a big city with too much traffic. in Toronto traffic, my top-heavy, go anywhere V-Strom is not in its element, so I have traded it on a hugely discounted, brand new, red 2009 CBF1000. I love the power, torque (lots more, which to me is surprising from a 4 cyl), best brakes I ever used, and it feels far lighter than the DL650, even though it isn't.
I'll have a tool tube / luggage support with hardware and maybe a wind-shield holes-mounted GPS shelf to offer soon to a trooper in Toronto area (don't want to ship them).
My Strom is the perfect machine, just for a different mission profile.
All the best.