I hear you, Keith. 8 years now on my CBR250R and I still congratulate myself after every ride for picking such a champ of a bike. I'm still looking for a bike that can top the reliability, great ergonomics and outstanding value that this little package has.
It sure makes "upgrading" a lot more difficult than it should be.
I agree. The bike has been so nice to me as well if gives no reason to get rid of it other than I want faster ride.