I made the trade from a '15 S to the '16 PP. I liked my S and enjoyed being able to easily tweak the suspension. But, I could never get it right. It was happy in touring mode - magic carpet. However, sport settings, regardless of the combinations tried, never felt planted.
I was overly concerned with giving up the comfort of Skyhook by going to the PP. A short test ride on the PP dispensed with that concern immediately.
I think they absolutely nailed it with the PP suspension. It required several turns to front preload to get it to behave just like the Skyhook did, but all other settings were pretty close to ideal.
Fwiw, I'm about the same age as the original poster. A tiny bit about my experiences: I've been playing with Ducs for about 25 years. I was in the bike biz for about 20 years - I brought Ducati to our town. I've ridden just about everything and I felt the 15 was the best all around bike I'd ever been on - there was just one niggle - it didn't care for being ridden hard. The PP is better, better than me, and it's as comfortable as can be.
Just one guy's input, fwiw.
Last edited by toomuchnotenough; Sep 7th, 2016 at 6:42 am.