Agree. Same here! After watching several years worth of Court's excellent reviews there are some things he emphasizes. Frame flex and placement of kickstand are two of his foot stompers. After 50 years of bike riding I've never encountered frame flex problems and I've learned to live with kickstands whereever they are on the bike.After 350 miles on my Boomerang (not the Platinum edition) I do NOT feel any frame flex. I saw Court's review and did not get the impression he noted "LOTS of frame flex". Nor do I have a problem with the weight of the battery on the rear rack. 20 mph is fast enough for me. I ride for pleasure and to enjoy the scenery. I'm not in a race. "For hundreds less, one could get something like..." yes there is always something that costs less, and in some people's opinion is "better".