First, If that's your ride, enjoy!
I think you are asking Why wouldn't I? And I do not mean to sound snarky or elitist or to express anything other than personal preference, and your mileage certainly may vary, but since you asked, and with respect, esp to another forum member and a GS rider...
I could just say, "nah, that's not for me," but:
That phalanx of riders all dressed alike, all making lots of noise, all wearing salad bowls, all in perfect formation for whatever reason, and my takeaway, maybe unfair, is "to look really cool," All "bikers n sh!t," all that has no appeal whatsoever. The fumes, the noise, the left toe out indicating some real or perceived road hazard, appearing choreographed, the slow speeds, the escorts, the inability/unwillingness to allow anyone to pass, the hubris, man, I just don't get it, I don't think about it as anything approaching a desirable activity, and if THAT is what motorcycling were about, I wouldn't ride.
When I am on the road and one of those "rides" passes me going the other way, everyone saluting, I shudder and I thank my lucky stars I am not behind THAT, and that I am not within it.
I mean, have you ever tried to pass one of these things? They hog the road and will not let you pass. That's an exaggeration, RARELY they acknowledge someone trying to pass, but that is the exception. They are road hogs with a "cause."
I do prefer to ride solo, but will occasionally ride with some few others, but we ride our own ride, may not see each other around curves, etc, IOW we are NOT riding the "leader's ride," or the 'police escort" ride. Why would I want to ride my GS "Harley"-style? Sounds like a miserable way to utilize a bike...to me
, and I may be just a curmudgeon, or conceited, or snarky and elitist, whatever. Again, there are all those riders out there who differ, and that's fine, just let me pass...please?
I don't know if like the flying lizard I would ride 100 miles out of my way to avoid, but I ...well you get the idea