Well, so far I really like it. It handles so much better than the Katana, and I am still getting a comfortable ride.
The Katana, as a first bike, was a good choice IMO. I did not know how much I was going to enjoy riding, so I didn't want to blow a wad of cash right out of the box. Even though I liked it, I knew that I was going to upgrade.......just decided to do it sooner than later.