The answer to your question would be, it depends on you, if you HAVE to own a new bike. But seeing that you asked the question, it means that you are having second thoughts. Generally there is nothing wrong with buying a good condition second-hand V-Strom. These bikes, if looked after, are good for extremely high mileages and many smiles getting to that mileage. Search this site for high mileages and read for yourself.
Let's look at the purchase from a financial point of view: new bike + out the door + accessories cost + recalls attended to, vs a used bike that already includes accessories, no hidden costs, has been well maintained and had the two major recalls attended to (no down time). No-one is able to foresee if there won't be a recall for a new bike further down the line, as there was for the Glee?
Guess its up to you to make the call.