That seems fair enough. The big Ninja seems to be getting some decent reviews on the street, (not from MCN though!). It was developed to compete with the S1k and while it's hugely down on power, they've worked hard to build a great street bike. expect similar responses from the other big 3 Jap factories in 2012 and then BMW in 2012-2013, then Kwak in 2014 and so on.
That being said, you won't find me riding to a Kwak dealer to chop in my S1k! Power, handling, power and looks. Did I mention power?