I was only being a little sarcastic.
If people like them then by all means buy them. After all, that's what makes the economy go. Plus it gluts the used bike market and allows cheapskates like me to get 5 year old GSXRs really really cheap.
And heck, the capabilities of these bikes passed me by a so long ago that I'd be perfectly happy with a '92 Hurricane.
I just like to chuckle about all the oooohing and ahhing that goes on in response to marketing ploys. The new bikes are barely better than last years. No reason to buy the CBR1000 when you can get an '03 CBR954 for 8500 clams including a smoking deal on interest rates.
Any of these literclass bikes will launch you right off the Angeles Crest into the atmosphere with the flick of a wrist. The functionality of these bikes is so close that differences are only noticeable by professional racers. Anyone else who makes such claims is fooling himself.