I'm new around here, but I'd say hang around all you want! I don't particularly care what someone rides, but rather that they ride. Your analysis of the pride of ownership is well said.
Beautiful bike by the way, did you look at a 30th Anniversary Ed? I covet one of them, but am not in a position to pop for one just yet, one in college and one on the way!
Stay in touch, and we'll see you out on the road.
**Sold**2008 Red Versys, Algard, LSL Frame Sliders, EvoTech Radiator guard, Givi screen, Givi V35 panniers, Moto Werks handlebar riser and footpeg lowering blocks, Aprilia Tuono mirrors, Carbon Fiber FendaExtenda, Spools/Sliders front & rear