So, this would be your first Beemer then?
On the one hand, BMW does monitor sites like ours, and does sometimes make changes based on consumer feedback. The original LT was quite tall and heavy and hard to handle at slow speeds (but not for those 6'+ Germans, of course). In comparison, the Wing had better lights, more torque, a lower seat height, and was easier to maneuver at parking lot speeds. So in '05, the LT got a second headlight and an HID option, a power increase, a lower seat, modified rake and trail for easier low-speed handling, and an electro-hydraulic center stand. All this did help sell more LTs, which is the whole point, after all.
On the other hand, the German engineers know what is best for us and they will just do what they think is right regardless of what the customer may want or not want (witness the power brakes that were taking over all BMW's a couple of years ago).
As for your items:
* virtually useless power outlet, let 15AMPS Flow, and leave it active bike running or not - They're moving to CanBus control which simplifies the wiring and diagnostics, and reduces cost to build and to maintain. Plus their electric vests only draw 5 amps, so it all works fine.
And leaving it powered up full time means people will just let the battery die, which isn't good for the CanBus system, so they can't allow that. But they do offer an accessory outlet kit if you really want one.
* The Gel Battery sucks, get rid of it. Start with the odyssey we all eventually buy - Not all of us. Some folks hardly ride enough to wear out the factory battery.
Actually, I think this has more to do with bulk supplier purchases than anything else.
* The stiletto style side stand what's that all about - OK, you got me here.
Minimum footprint for maximum lean angle? Actually, BMW has also modified side stands over the years based on customer complaints, but it's usually a length issue.
* Correct the problem which allows the side case to flop open scratching the hell out of it - There's no problem here. Nope, no way. It must be your fault.
* The seats very personal item offer options other than a lower seat - Way too many possibilities here to try and fit everyone. So they go with a nice soft, gushy seat that feels great for 5 minutes in the showroom, but not so great for 5 hours on the road. But that helps sell bikes, as does offering a no-charge low seat option. Besides, we all know that bike seats are designed for purely aesthetic reasons anyway.
* Tires, let the consumer decide, and install at the dealership - Again, bulk supplier prices have a lot to say about this, as does their rigorous tire certification process. And who ever heard of a bike shipping without tires, to be installed at the dealer's or customer's discretion? Just too complicated. Besides, if you don't like the factory tires then just go riding until you wear them out, then get the ones you want. My factory rear Z6 (which I hated) lasted 6 weeks, and the front was gone another 6 weeks after that. I've just worn out my 15th rear and 10th front, so the factory fit tires are merely a distant memory.
Of course, Your Mileage May Vary.
'13 Dark Graphite Metallic K16GTLD, 24K miles and counting...
'09 Magnesium Beige Metallic K13GT, 60K miles miles and counting...
'02 Mauve Metallic K12LTC, 106K miles and sold
BMWLT#145, IBA# 366, MOA# 111996, SCMA# 24032
All lower 48 states plus Alaska on the K13GT in two weeks . . .
Some people see the gas tank as half empty. Some see it as half full. All I care is that I know where the next tankful is coming from...