If you're gonna ride offroad a better skidplate is a good idea. I have the weld 86; it's awesome.
This bike works so well that it will suck you in off-road; I hit a pile of rocks in the botom of a washout at speed with the suspension bottomed so hard it broke the rocks. No damage to skidplate or bike, but my buddy who was following me nearly killed himself watching it.
You're gonna love her.
I agree about ergos. A straighter bar would make this bike so much better...