Yes, I do a lot of highway commuting to school, but almost never carry gear. The luggage rack was too small to put anything besides a small top case (Not a fan of aerodynamics with a top case). I will be getting panniers at some point, but I also wear a large backpack and haven't had any issues with that.??
Enquiring minds and all that.
I met a G310R owner who really wanted a luggage rack, and I was already looking at taking it off. He asked if we could trade and he would pay me for the rack and include his handles, so it was like a no-brainer for me at the time. In the future will I get a rack? Possibly, but like you said I much prefer the look without it, and more once I get a tail tidy kitLooks nice, if you're not going to be carrying gear all the time it makes sense. You can always strap a bag onto the back seat.
I guess you (or your dealer) found a G310R owner who was happy to swap for the luggage rack, or did you keep the luggage rack just in case?
Get yourself a bag and some rok straps to strap onto the rear seat, better solution than a back pack IMHO.... I also wear a large backpack and haven't had any issues with that.