I have a base V4, I came out from a Supersport S, which I really enjoyed for the little time I had it. The day I test ride the V4 base, I felt in love, so my Supersport S went on a trade in.
The V4 base is the way to go if budget is tide (my case), also the base has a lot in electronics and performs pretty crazy well.
The V4S, the one I almost purchased, was 5K (USD) more and my good friend, Ducati specialist, racer and sales person told me this:
If you are not taking it to the track, why would you buy a V4S? no need (in my case) as I did not want to spent a lot of money and wil probably not track anymore (52 yrs of age and done that for years).
So, the BASE V4 is the way to go, its a fantastic motorcycle, I am loving it and besides all, it is not that bad in terms of comfort, except the HEAT, everything else is the best.