Krannie, in all fairness and respect for your situation, you must relise your physical stature far exceeds the norm for engineering peramitures of most mc companies, and I understand that your riding skills exceed many others here. With the endless push to lighten bikes, provide nimble handling and ergonomics, as well as performance your stature unfortunetly works against you. So with that said, I am quite understanding of your requirements to highly modify your bikes, and the frustration you go through attempting to find a fit in perfomence as well as ergonomics.
Now, I have owned 60 mc in my life, and have had lemons from time to time, ones I couldn't get
dialed in to my liking, etc, etc. But no brand is perfect, without their issues, yr/yr/ model/model,etc. You again must temper your attitude you are not the typical rider that bikes are designed for! That is really not the fault of the Manufacturer, They don't build bikes one fits all. You know that as well!
I have had lemons, bikes that just didn't perform as well, break all the time, etc, etc. They have been all brands going back to the mid sixties, Jap, Euro, Spanish, Italian, German, US, etc. But I wouldn't go so far to say they are trash, because they usually identified their issues and improved on them. Their is no "HOLY GRAIL OF MC". And of coarse, that issue is very subjective, I like brunets, some like blondes. etc.
I have found over the years when it comes to brand loyalties, whether it is cars, mc, snowmobiles, skis, etc, etc, insulting ones brand is like insulting his wife. Is it really necessary?
I hope you find something that works for you so you may enjoy the sport that I have loved for 50 years, when the bike works its' better then sex