Versys is a great bike, I too was looking at the V-Storm but I didn't like the look of the hard aluminium luggage. Especially on a bike that's never going off road!
The deal made it worth it and I got the GT too, glad to stay with the Kawasaki brand and never looked back.
Enjoy your riding and like everyone before me has said, take it easy.
Id recommend joining an advanced riding group (IAM or RoSPA) just google your local group. Training is superb and you wont believe just how good you can become!
Also if your local turns out to be anything like my RoSPA group, it's full of like minded 'born-again-bikers' who will be able to get you back up to speed, skillfully.
If nothing else, it's an excuse to get out on your bike. We have meets on 3 out of 4 Sundays each month, all year round! There's also added social rides in the summer.
It's a great way to get back into biking!
Apaert from all that, enjoy your Versys and the forum