I have an 11 XR and my hard bags are fine. I do think if one is to keep a Cross bike for the long haul then the bags will eventually need to be replaced, I don't think they are of good enough quality to last for decades.
2011 Cross Roads Sunset Red
OEM short windshield, passenger backrest, crash bars, saddle bag bars, heated grips, vinyl closeouts, tachometer, ambient temp, LED headlight, luggage rack. WD lay down licence plate.