I guess I can finally come out of lurk mode for this thread.
I love my SV, its really been a great bike and has done everything I've asked of it from trackdays, to sport-touring, even some dirt roads. It's also been very reliable. So far, I've put over 60k on it with very few problems, just maintenance items really.
I have upgraded the suspension with a gixxer front end and a 636 shock. Suspension completely transforms a SV and is worth ever cent. Right now, my SV is set up for sport-touring with a givi truck and windscreen. I think it'll see 100k before I replace it.
Here is a pic of the latest incarnation of my SV: