I am just starting to notice this on the internet boards. The old saying was not to buy a race bike. I always though this was true. I think this was wrong. Look through this forum or any other for that matter. Then study the questions. The more racy the bike, the smarter the questions. The race bike guys are not afraid to buy parts. The "play" folks like epoxy. Now, I wonder which bike is going to be more desireable in the long run? I would say the machine that is ridden hard, but maintained.