Personally I think, unless there is a specific bushing issue as has been mentioned, the G/S is a pita to get on the stand compared to alot of bikes.
I have a '96 R1100RT that weighs well over 600 lbs and it is easier to get it on and off of the stand than my G/S.
I think the intent of off-road use and trail repairs made BMW set the stand up to be more stable, but harder to lift on and off.
As far as getting off the stand, on both of my bikes I just put it in gear, tilt back, and let out the clutch, they drop right off. Pull the clutch in quickly after though....lol
it is easier to ask for forgiveness than permission