I didn't vote because I was confused. Years ago, I had the "sealed in black epoxy" unit die, but I thought that was the regulator/computer.
It died because I had a dead battery, and I jump started with a running v8 SUV. Not my brightest move. It took a few weeks of degrading behavior and bits where the engine ran bad before it died for good.
I shut my bike off about 1/2 of the time by the key, the other half by putting down the kick stand.