depends on what you want to get out of it
After years on various bikes, I chppped my 08 blade in in 2011 and got a VT750S.
Okay, it's not the fastest by any stretch, but still gets away okay at the lights and leaves cars behind, and has enough for overtakes on the real roads at legal(ish) speeds.
I'm actually riding better, planning lines and overtakes more, as can't just point and squirt like on the blade to get past, and I can give it a full twist with the right hand without worrying if there's a cop round the next bend with a speed gun, especially as over about 85 the wind reminds you how fast you're going.
No knee cramps, no bachache, just fun.
But then I never played those "I've got the latest / greatest model" games, shaved 100g off the weight (I'm a tubby b'stard), and don't really care what others think of me.
Why not try all sorts and just see what you like?