OP, I did the same thing, pulled it off entirely and loved it. Tried the Puig shorty and hated it. Even noiser than the stock one if you ask me. I bit the bullet and bought the Pikes Peak screen, which is the smallest I could find. I've only done one ride on it so far, but my initial impression is that its the best I've tried other than going with no shield at all.
This is my fourth reduction of the stock screen. I went for a good ride to test it today and combined with my wings, it is almost perfect. If I straighten my back...it is perfectBuy a short screen, then cut off about 3 inches. For my height, 5'11", it has to be this short to be quiet. Or, just cut down the stock screen, if you are not going to need it.