You are right, we do have options, there is that.
I did the Lowering Spring bit to help out. When I am sitting on the bike it looks great!!
Our bikes even look ok stock as long as someone is sitting on them. It's when they are parked they don't look so good.
Once I put the lowering spring on and sat on the bike, it looked WAY better. I could solve the park'ed look problem with an air ride. I probably should have, but it was Christmas and I also wanted that Dual Spike look too. All about compromise.
My wife is riding an Iron 883 and the back end of that bike actually looks better than ours.
I have a cousin with a Stryker, that rear end has us beat, so I have to give credit. The rest of his bike does not look as good as the Fury though. They must have put all thier attention to the rear end and left the rest out.
You are right though, we do have options. Although none of them are cheap.
Soon as I can wear out my rear tire, or when the front wears out, I plan to put the widest tire I can on on the back without the kosman or the sumo. I will be hunting those threads pretty soon.
I love my Fury though and would not trade it.