Get over yourself mate, chill,
Gizzabreak, you do seem to have a downer on sportsbikes, and the "bornagains " who ride them.
I have been on bikes since I was 14, however, I did take a break from when I was 19 intil I was early thirties, (I am now 50)
this was to have kids, and could not afford both.
I have had sportsbikes, some nice ones too, CBX,, a couple of ZXR's, ZX7rr, firestorm, ducati 916, aprillia, to name a few,
I ride all year round, rain or shine, I also have the luxury of having a car as well, for my daily commute to work, (yes I am a "suit") does this make me less of a biker than you, or more of a biker than the guy who now has diposable income and has done direct access and jumped onto a new blade or R1 ?
Get over yourself mate, after all, if it were possible for you to go hang gliding, bungee jumping, jet skiing I would have a bet you would do this as well, maybe you can, but why have a pop at guys who dont have the same "die-hard " attitude as you.
At the end of the day, they are on two wheels, the same as you, they are as vulnerable as you , if not moreso, if you are as experienced as you would have believe, you have a higher chance of survival than 90 % of them, unless you are one of the dickheads who thinks they own the road cos you have been on it longer ?
I personally really really dislike harleys, and the crowd that ride them, not my scene at all, but they are bikers, on two wheels the same as me and you.
Or maybe you just cant keep up ?? (50yrs old, NOT on a sportsbike, and cant remember the last time I was overtaken)
cat and fiddle anyone ?