I know, I know, different forums have discussed the issue of lowering and alledgedly it's bad. But, some folks have done it with no problem. That's why I initiated this thread; to see how the riding experience was with just the rear lowered.
And thanks Rae, even though I am 5'3", I can only tiptoe. As a newbie, I would feel a lot safer and more confident if I could have my feet flat on the ground. As I gain experience, I may ask the dealership to raise it again to stock height. And I am considering getting a Corbin seat which is supposed to lower seat height about an inch.