Oh man, I hear ya on that.
My bike license expires next August, and I want a new bike so bad. I've only ever owned old clunkers, and never did get around to finishing my full license.
The only thing I would find negative about riding a motorcycle these days is that it's much, much more dangerous now than 10 years ago.
Commuting to work last year, there wasn't a day that went by without having to avoid some idiot in a minivan/SUV or on a cell-phone who wasn't paying attention.
If enough people have bikes though, we could get herper meetings going at Friday the 13th