I am fairly new to the forum and so far I have found it to be a great place for opinions and information.
I have a '08 Versys and love it. I was a little skeptical of the power output of the bike when I first started looking as my previous bike had well over 100 HP. However, I have been pleasantly surprised with the Versys' performance. It won't blow your socks off, but has plenty of usable power and is very nimble. Its very fun in the turns and but feels at home in almost any riding condition (city, mountains, back roads, etc.)