Welcome to the forum!
I think it's really interesting how many of us have written about our KLE650s being, as you put it, "the most fun and responsive bike I have owned since" (fill in the blank). For me, I have to go all the way back to the 1960s and the very first bike I ever owned (a Hodaka 100 motocrosser) to find one that consistently produced nonstop grins every time I rode it - just as my Versys does.
Although having lots of stuff on back order is kind of a bummer, it also means that you get to have "surprise gifts" arriving on an ongoing basis. I'm currently at the point where my "wish list" significantly exceeds my budget, so my remaining farkles are on "unordered" status. Again, that gives me something to look forward to. As you can tell, I'm a "the-glass-is-half-full" sort of person!
I seem to remember that there are other folks from Indiana on our forum, so maybe you'll be able to get connected with them for some Hoosier cruises. Keep us posted about your Versys and your rides.