Don't get me wrong, I agree 100% with you, the bike is great for the money, but if one is going to spend $7K or more in mods it is much cheaper to get the Suzuki Hayabusa, Katana or similar competitor.Sorry mate this is terrible advice. The gsx-s is great, obviously not for everyone and i guess your'e in that camp.
Mate, everything is personal. How is not a safety feature engine breaking when you don't even have to use the regular brakes? Engine breaking is much more effective than regular brakes period. It is one of the best attributes that I first noticed in the bike.Engine braking is personal, i loved the engine braking on my sv1000s but requiring it as a safety feature just illustrates a lack of riding ability. I fail to see how that would make or break your riding experience.
Bad breaking or bad stopping is one of the major causes of accidents in motorcycles, but with this kind of engine breaking on this motorcycle I was overjoyed that I did not have to even touch my regular brakes to give me a full control of a critical stop. All I had to do was to release the throttle and all was perfect. How bad can this be? when I don't even have to replace the brake pads for much longer time?
Also, I have learned that we need to be patient, well informed, spend money, have time to do a good job and don't expect a miracle after the mods.
It is very dangerous to work in a bike, you may think that your are making your bike better but it takes only leaving a screw loose and you may get killed.