Medium skilled rider, low skill technician.
Planned stopping is not the issue. Sudden stops where the bike is leaned or the front wheel turned is where my concern lies.
The final straw in my argument to self on lowering my V was made today. I couldn't get my foot down fast enough to brace myself. At 1mph with the wheel turned and having to stop sudddenly there was zero time to resupport and brace.
Sadly I've had the slow turn stop suddenly incident once before on a lower, lighter machine (by about 100 pounds). The fact I could get my feet to flat and brace without a stretch meant I could stabilize and stop a drop.
While I love the V as it is, that ability to be able to get as much directional torque on my leg could mean the difference between a broken lever or just a stall where I'm holding the bike up without a crap ton of downward drag already in motion before my foot can touch the ground.
Let me make sure this point is summarized properly. Controlled stops (lights, stop signs, driveway, are fine) I can deal with the balls of my feet stop. It's the sudden, "I'm in a slow, front wheel turn to a sudden stop" that seems to be my bane.
Also note I try and go once a week to the local college parking lot where they do the MSF course to practice quick stops, and the infamous box to try and keep my skills up for at least an hour.