Actually, Suzuki's 2001 is FI also, so, they both tied for it.
I have seen one on the street and at the local bike shop, it's beautiful. I think it is the best looking 600 now. The R6 is kinda tired to me, and the Suzuki looks like the 750 and 1000 which bothers me.
The power and handling appear to be right there at the top, but in exchange for 2/10ths of a second around a minute and a half track, you get a confidence inspiring, comfortable but not cushy, most likely dependable bike.
I think it's bar none the best 600 out now, but the others are great too. People say it all the time, but the 600s really are all great bikes, so much competition. Go for looks mainly I would say, and riding position comfort for you.