I have lowered mine 30mm via a lowering link in the rear, and dropped the forks 8mm. The bike definitely feels like it has a lower center of gravity and it is better, but the rear shock is still the issue. The stand length is fine, I actually prefer that the bike stands a little more vertical, I have had no issues with it. Mind you I always take care when and where I park mine...
If you need more standover clearance you can take the squareness off the top edges of the seat, that way you’ll still have the same amount of padding when riding if you need it but makes a reasonable difference when you need to put your feet down. You could do it too without ruining the look of the nice new retrim
I had my 2018 model lowered as part of the deal when I bought the bike. It's the Lust Racing spacer that replaces the original monoshock seating. I'm a mere 5'7" tall so it was necessary otherwise I wouldn't have purchased the bike. I only rode the MT-07 beforehand but I find the handling impeccable. I think you need to ride an untouched one as well as a converted one to compare.