I'm sorry I missed your post when it first popped up, Oxifer.
I'm 6' 5", 215 pounds, 34"-35" inseam . . . and the Versys is the most comfortable bike I've ever ridden. The only thing that comes close is a Daytona 955i that I had for two years, but didn't ride as often as I would have liked because the "sportbike" ergonomics, with lots of forward lean and weight on the wrists, irritated an old shoulder injury. Still, it had lots of room for long limbs - and, oh, that sweet triple-cylinder sound and power!
I use my Versys for everything: touring (with easy-on-and-off luggage); 20 mile round trips to the store (we live in the country); zipping around twisty backroads; two-up jaunts with my wife on the pillion; etc. I've never had a bike that I liked better.
Because of my long legs, I mounted a set of highway pegs. You can see pictures here on my posting ("Highway Pegs") on the "Cosmetic Modifications" subforum. I can either put my feet on them for a while, which brings my knees up high and takes pressure off my butt, or just stretch out and rest the back of my calves (in Sidi Vertigo boots) on them to give my knees a rest. I only use them on longer rides, but it's nice to have the option.
I hope you find a bike - whether the Versys or another - that feels comfortable to ride. I dream of the day when Ducati will offer a 1098 "LT" (Long and Tall) model!!!!