Bike update: the bike went in for a chain adjustment and the map update. I also needed them to tighten the exhaust shields, but they ended up having to replace the whole system (fine by me, the new one doesn't look like the hell I put the old one through). I could have picked up the bike much sooner, but I walked everywhere in NOLA and parking was $34 a day. The dealer was nice enough to let me 'store' my bike at their shop, which saved me $$$ and kept it from being stolen or knocked over by a car on the streets.
Thanks, Transportation Revolution!!!!
As for reliability--the Panigale has been the most reliable bike I've owned so far (1 Kawi, 2 Yamahas, 1 Triumph). Ducati is making some amazing stuff.