I've had my 2008 Versys for about a year now and put on about 4500 miles. It now has just over 12K miles on it and is in excellent condition. It has suitable farkles for my riding style, it looks great, has new tires, etc. I never go off-road and at 6'2" and a marginal lower back, I find the seating position of the Versys to be very comfortable. There is absolutely nothing wrong with it except... except for me wanting a bit more performance. I don't care if I can keep up with my R1 riding buddies as I ride at my own pace. They have more skill and are less cautious than me, and of course me being the old codger is probably a part of it too.
Lately I've been thinking about selling it and buying something with a "bit" more snap to it. I'm not a long distance tourer so 40 mile round trip commuting to/from work and weekend fun rides are about it for me. Something like a 2009 Suzuki Bandit 1250S, 2011 Yamaha FZ8 or Triumph Tiger 1050 may fit the bill. I've tried the first two and liked both ok but have not been able to try out a Triumph. A concern with the Triumph is that the closest dealership is nearly two hours away. There are a lot of other bikes I like but most of them are only available in Europe, Australia and Canada.
The gist of this is that now my wife is thinking I have some type of attention deficit disorder when it comes to bikes. She can't understand why I can't just settle on one bike and keep it for 10 years. Ummmm, well, ummmm. I had a Nighthawk for quite a while and sold it to get the Versys and ended up with a dirt bike too. I still have the dirt bike, for now. Actually for a few months there were three bikes in the garage. She just loved that.
I tried to console her by saying at least it's only a new (to me) bike I want every year and not a new wife. A female friend suggested I say that to her, I now think I was being punked!
I may need to do what I did with my kids' minibike, and the Versys, and the Nighthawk, and the old RM250... just have a new bike show up in the garage one day. Maybe if the new one is red too she won't notice.