Been GSing in for this, my last, week at Animal Farm. It's been great. Switched from leather to armoured jeans, resisted shopping in the heat on the way home and enjoyed my riding. Even feel that Jim (aka GYM, aka Giant Yellow Monstrosity, according to my wife) is a reasonable city prospect. I had been considering a Honda Innova as a very alternative commuter for a tall man but the GS is ok: even if I'm often in first gear the fuel injection makes it pretty smooth.
The great news is my new job is a 15 mile ride on excellent, empty, country B roads. I'll be glad I'm on the GS, and, of course, when I do get bored of it (next week, knowing my past form) there are just so many fun bikes that I could use for a twisty, quick 30min ride...