I had a new 09 Versys last year for 5 months and really liked it, except for 2 things when considering it as a primary bike:
It was a bit too small (I'm just over 6'4" and 280) and I'd end up cramped up after 45 minutes. I needed more distance between the bars and seat and seat to pegs.
Power was inadequate at 60hp, which is the same as the 650 Vstrom. I haven't had anything that weak in over 20 years. I needed it geared down for more acceleration around town and at the same time I needed less gearing on the highway.....always a compromise with these weaker engines.
If you're more normal sized and aren't used to 130+ hp motorcycles, Versys might be a good bike to consider. The pluses:
1. Suspension was great, far better than a stock 650 or 1000 Vstrom.
2. Brakes are hands down so much better it's not even funny.
3. Handling overall is better, it feels more like a street bike and is way more agile than a 650 or 1000 Vstrom on tighter roads.
4. That parallel twin engine is a nice one, I prefer it to the 650 Vstrom in overall feel.
5. No ridiculous wind turbulence where you have to try every bracket and windshield known to man to try to fix it.
It will have less wind protection as the fairing is smaller but you can get a Givi windscreen which will really punch a nice smooth hole through the wind.
Luggage, you can get Ventura sportbike luggage systems, Givi hard bags, etc.
I needed something with more than 60hp and ended up selling it and picking up a mint 06 1000 Vstrom for pennies difference in price. Having something physically larger and over 90hp is more normal for me.
That being said, if I could afforded to keep both, I'd have converted that Versys into a city assault bike....think of a KLR/Versys hybrid.