BL, you're right, in fact I like the SC look better and my arse is even happier. One major difference you can see is the level saddle vs. the stock sloper. I do not like any of those current seats; the slope forces the rider to one uncomfortable position, the boys are shoved against the tank when braking which create a dangerous death grip on the bars.
Kawasaki could have easily built a better saddle. Don't get me going on the mirrors, skinny hand grips, high footpegs (on a bike with plenty of ground clearance) etc. I cured those problems with aftermarket parts, but why must we always be forced to take that route? It's really just basic practical things that become aggravating over time if the owner doesn't correct them. I have sold bikes that I otherwise enjoyed because of those annoying aggravations.