I totally hear ya man. I'm skeptical as well. I'm sure a chain adjustment is due because it's so new. But other than that, I don't really see the point.There are a lot of moving parts within the engine/transmission that have sharp machined edges that wear. There is an increased amount of debris within the first few hundred miles.
It's upsetting that I'll have to pay someone a couple hundred to drop the oil out and turn the light off on the dash, considering I work in a shop myself.
I understand there is a list of things they are to check, such as pcm updates but I have my doubts those things actually get done.
I asked the sales manager specifically if I had to have the first service done at a Ducati dealer in order to keep the warranty, he acted like he'd never heard of it before and told me not to worry about it. Later that night I was looking over the bill of sale (on their own company letterhead) it clearly noted that the first service had to be done at a Ducati authorized service center.
I'm sure you can understand my feeling of reservations toward the competency of my local dealer.
But yes, sure enough you will void your warranty if you don't do your 600 service.