Sorry. i'm kind of lost on the actual point? Is the versys cheaper and a great motorcycle? yes. obviously i bought one. great price point for an excellent bike.
BMW's are obviously more expensive, but they offer alot of stuff standard that you don't get with the kawasaki, starting with the warranty, and moving on to things like heated grips, self canceling signals on many of their models, etc. comparing the two is like comparing apples to oranges. Both are good, just depends on preference. If money wasn't an object, probably i would own a BMW or Aprilia. I have in the past and i probably will again. The higher end bikes are definitely in a different class, and when you have one you can tell the difference.
I just don't see the point in mocking other types/brands of bikes. Sounds like Harley vs. non-Harley. I'm more of the school of ride and let ride. I like alot of different brands and kinds of bikes, and if i have my way i will try them all before i die!