I bought that Classic Mk1
(it's a forum joke, you'll see lots of references to it as you read through the threads) in Sept 2007. So it's been over 12 years now.
Surprisingly, I still have it. I have never owned a bike that long. There are usually 2-3 that rotate through my garage, but the Versys seems to always have an excuse to stay.
Mine is not raised nearly as much as Rob's seat was, but it makes for a flat surface starting with the standard rear elevation of the seat as reference, so it gives you ~1" of extra room.
Here is a pic of Rob's two different versions of Versys and seats...