Will / Ditch,
Can't claim I have ridden the latest king of speed due to my long absence from motorcycles. However I have ridden many of its predecessors and enjoyed each one for a different quality through the years. While I did not consider any of them great bikes for curvy canyon roads, they all had comfort, style and leading if not dominate straight line performance in their respective years.
I guess my problem is that I am just a motorcycle enthusiast. You see if it has spark plugs, I get interested. Although I do have my favorites such as my 919, it doesn't dampen my appreciation for other makes and models. Its just that way and has been for over 45 years. This site has many knowledgable people on it and you can learn a great deal by just listening (or reading). Don't get too single demential with your thinking, there is a lot of cool bikes out there.
By the way, great looking ride!