Just picked up my wife's 2007 GT and rode it to Memphis from Philly. Overall, I'm very impressed. The exhaust note is very musical. I'm on the big Side and the knees were pretty crowded. Hopefully some lower pegs will help. The front end was a little willowy over rough pavement, but I was pushing it pretty hard.
I never did drag the center stand, and I was pushing it through corners marked 20 mph at 45 mph. But I move around a lot and lean well into the corners, not just sitting straight up and leaning the bike underneath me.