Since we are on the topic of MV B4, prior to buying the SFS I had a 2013 1090RR. For whatever reason i never really bonded with the bike as much as most of the owners. It was a good looking bike but it didn't stir the soul.
I am glad that the SFS was my first Ducati. It just looks raw, sounds raw! There was a few months overlap in my ownership of the two bikes and I had a chance to compare them side by side. The SFS had Termis on it, so the fueling problems were solved with an ECU upgrade while the Brutale was bone stock mechanically. Being a 2013 I believe it was the last model year to have fueling concerns, which were resolved in 2014. All I can say is that I much preferred to ride the SFS.