It's a bad ass machine. There are a few little things like others have mentioned. The throttle sensor has gone bad on several bikes, but it's a easy fix. Mechanically sound bike. Super fun to ride! See my Avatar and you'll see I'm a sport bike guy at heart. I own a 16' ZX10 as well. I still love the Monster though. If you like hooligan bikes, then the 1200 is for you.
I ride mine, 8200 miles in 1 year. There are no scratches on my screen.
However, it should be noted that it is in the inherent nature of all motorcycles to get scratched. It may be day 1, or day 100 or it may be 100 years in the future.... but it's going to get scratched. Ride it more, worry about scratches less.
Sonic I put the anti glare plastic film over it. It really does not work but does protect the screen from scratches. The screen really looks fragile.
Meh, it's a motorcycle, not a museum piece. I ride it, things break, I fix them. It's the circle of life and whatnot. If any aspect of the dash (glare, scratches easy, no gear indicator....effing a, does the dash do anything right?) really bothered me, I would've already sold the thing.