I have had several Hondas with Centre stands as original equipment over the years. I never had one break. As such the choice would have been easy for me if I had had to make it. However the choice was already made for me as the bike came with the OEM stand on purchase.
I have been pondering the same thing. And have noticed that the SW Motech has a rear suspension link plate that appears to attach to the center stand. Most bash plates from what I have seen do not protect this part, so I have been eyeing the SW option. My only problem is where to purchase them? Ive seen pictures but have not seen available for purchase.