I couldn't wait to get away from my oem. I wanted something that would hook-up better in the NC mountain roads. Also wanted something that made me feel confident when it was wet. I went to a PR3 and now a PR4. Both have been worth every penny.
If you are concerned about longevity then going to the dark side I hear is the way to go.
2012 DL1000 Adventure (Tinkerbell)
PC-V, TRE, CR8EIX , ECM, K&N, RDL, PR4, PC-8, EB H4, WERKS, Madstad 22", 17/43 gearing, AdventureTech: Fork brace, shelf, mirror extenders, SpeedoDRD, wheel spacer, Head's-Up voltage monitor, Goldwing pegs, Sonic 1.1, Wolo Bad Boy, ExTuff Helmet Hook.