Pasting what I wrote on the EU boards:
I was very disappointed. I was hoping for a 990 rival but no, they had to go the mastodon way. It looks boring. A 2010 bike could be a lot more exciting than a Varadero with V-Stromish headlights.
The weight... Oh, the weight... Ok, it's 1200 but so is the BMW too, and the Beemer has a wet weight of 255ish. 6 less kg than the ST, big deal, right? The Beemer however sports a 33L tank...
The only thing I like I like about it it's the panel.
At least it made things perfectly clear for me. An F800GS is the way to go.