Thanks for the replies!
I do still think the Monster is at my heart as first choice.
As for off-road, if I get the Monster, I definitely won't be taking it off road, one of my dreams is to ride around multiple countries/around the world, so if I choose the Monster I'd definitely stick to roads when doing that.
With regards to gadgets, sounds like the 1200S will do me just fine.
Finally a fuel and gear indicator (which are minor annoyances but they're nice to have).
This is a big plus for me, my current bike has none of this, but fuel indicator is super important to me. I've run out of fuel once on my current bike and ever since then, I've been super paranoid and filled up when I felt like I was getting low... a lot of the times even when I wasn't.
I just sold my 1200s and my bike was a nightmare.
Decades? Around the world? Don't get a Monster.
Granted, one would be have to be pretty dim to think any bike could meet these requirements...maybe a KLR650? Not very sexy though. But some people think they are rugged, eye of the beholder I guess.
I definitely felt that I was asking a lot, therefore I am willing to sacrifice the off-road "Let's travel from the Shire to Mordor" type journeys for a good on-road bike with killer looks. I have no issues sticking to roads as I will be on-road by default pretty much 100% of the time. So by default, the Monster will actually serve me much better than any ADV. For me to go off-road, it'd have to be an actual planned out trip to specifically do just that ... which I actually wanted to do, though it's not a deal killer if I don't do it.
I honestly feel like the Monster is for me. The only thing that worries me is will it survive the test of time no matter how much I take care of it. With all these new age gadgets and tech, 30 years from now it may seem like repairing said gadgets may be a negative, as technology may have advanced so much that the 2017 M1200S's tech is so outdated that no one will repair it anymore. I fear it'd be like going to a computer store to get your type writer repaired.
But ofcourse, all bikes these days will have this tech, so to avoid the scenario above would be to avoid bikes altogether. So I guess I'll cross that bridge when I get there. Other than that, I feel like I need a M1200S. I'll keep you guys updated with what happens and if a M1200S ends up in my garage.
Information and opinions were much appreciated, thanks!