The Givi bars didn't make the cut simply because of their reputation in the vstrom world. A friend with a vstrom 1000 has them and they vibrate badly and don't appear to be very solid.
I have SWM bars on the wee and have thus far been happy with them, but haven't dropped the bike (yet... Knock on wood) to find out about their durability.
I want to seriously consider alternatives as I have found many times that cheapest isn't always best.
Thanks for the input! -Kevin