Okay, I'll chime in with my own two cent's worth . . .
You've gotten great input about lots of different comparative advantages of the Versys, but there is one that I haven't seen mentioned yet. It is something that none of your comparison bikes offer - and that they couldn't be modified to encompass (unless you spent more than the bike was worth). It is also something that my passenger finds to be one of the top three reasons she likes the Versys better than any bike we have ever owned.
What is it? The under-the-motor muffler and exhaust. It keeps the center of gravity low and it keeps hot pipes and fittings completely away from your passenger, your luggage, your stuff that gets thrown across the seats during short stops and (when you're working on or around the bike after you ride and are changed into shorts) your own calves, thighs, arms, butt and fingers!!
I would guess that I'm not the only one on this forum who has a jacket, passenger and various limbs and digits that have scars from burns suffered because - in typical ADD fashion - "Damn! I forgot the pipes are HOT!"
Since I've owned the Versys, I feel much less vulnerable to getting an unexpected crisping. The muffler assembly is sufficiently large to call attention to itself, in the event I'm fooling around with something in its vicinity after a ride, so I don't think I'm going to have to have it plated in a DayGlo Orange alloy as a means of self-protection.
Of course, I like everything else the Versys has to offer: comfort, smoothness, quickness, agility, unusual looks, etc. It's my favorite ride of any that I have ever owned, borrowed or test-driven. Here's hoping you find your "ideal" bike, too!