For me the LED was a must and the only reason I didn't ride off the lot of the dealer with their demo as I was present at their unboxing of it...
I had to wait 3 months (still waiting) but for me it is totally justified.
The LED light is what this model is going to be remembered by. Resale value will be higher.
Those who have it have said its worth the extra expense and everyone praises the beam it throws.
As a tech nerd myself the lack of it was a deal breaker.