One last question.....
Do you have to install the luggage rack? Im guessing it has pre-drilled holes for it so you pretty much have to.....
Id prefer a luggage rack-less look but not a deal breaker I guess.
A few extra answers for y'all...
The tour pack comes with the luggage rack NOT installed: no holes drilled. So, if you don't like the luggage rack look, you're in luck!
I found the mounting hardware to be a very good assortment. It worked perfectly for me. The only change I made was to replace the four nuts with nyloc nuts.
The listing text makes it quite clear that this is a generic, "universal fit" item, that is NOT just for HD touring models. And that's why there is an "assortment" of mounting hardware, including top and bottom bracket-ey things to mount it to a generic luggage rack.
For a standard HD tour pack mounting plate, two of the four holes in the base are close enough that all I had to do was take a small round file and keyhole those two holes by 1/8" or so. For the other two holes I drilled new ones. A drill goes through the ABS like butter. Easy-peasy.
Bottom line for me: Just like the OP, I hate the tour pack look. Too big, too fat, hangs over the ass end of the bike, and too top heavy. One of the main reasons I liked this one is because it's a little smaller than a stock King tour pack. My intention was to buy this el-cheapo version, use it for Run For The Wall in May, and then toss it in the garbage when I got home. It looks so good, particularly the gloss black finish, that I'm going to leave it on.
For $58, it's mind-boggling.