Im a bit surprised to see this post still going. I've long since conceded that my choice may not be right for anyone else in the entire world.
Like i said...i GET IT, you guys disagree. Are you all THAT hung up on your opinions that you cant accept anyone that doesnt share it? I'm not asking any of you to go out and buy a bike you cant handle, but I DO NOT regret making the purchase I did. If you all are just going to bash me from now until infinite, I'll just go somewhere else to share my thoughts and experiences.
I can explain why the post is still going. It's very simple.
There are a LOT of newbies who come to this site looking for advice. Those of us who have been riding for awhile would hate to see those new riders make bad decisions.
Your post is an ideal example of a poor choice, so as a "motorcycling community" we find it important to emphasize WHY it was not a good idea to get a 750cc Ducati as your first bike. The thread is continuing - not for you - but for the other noobs who visit this site. We are not trying to change your mind - don't flatter yourself. We all know you will keep your bike and continue to ride it. This has nothing to do with you. We are trying to illustrate to the OTHER newbies who read this thread that just because someone has made an unwise choice, they should not follow in those footsteps.
We don't just do this for THEIR benefit. We do it for our own. Because for every numbskull out there who gets a 100HP bike as their first motorcycle, they might be the idiot who crosses double-yellow on a blind turn (doing like 65 in a 35) and takes us down. We don't want those riders on the streets. We want SAFE and SENSIBLE riders out there.