I agree that being able to put your feet both flat on the ground is nice and may be overated.
Having a 28" inseam and riding has always been a problem on anything but a cruiser styled M/C.
Cruisers make my back hurt so I stopped riding them.
As I get older ( 68 yesterday) I find my balance is not what it used to be , so getting as close to flat foot as possible at stops is a good thing, for me at least.
I deal with the center stand issue as best as I can, and usually only park the bike up that way if i am not going to ride for a few days or maintenance.