I bought an 06 SVs as my first street bike and I'm very happy with it. No regrets on choosing the SV as a starter, I ride it all the time and it's a blast. I'm not tired of it by any means, but I know within the next few years I'll want to move on up in the ranks to a supersport. I really like the gsxr 750. Of course I could change my mind between now and when I'm actually ready to buy again - but if I were to go out and buy something right now to replace my SV it would be a gxsr 750. Love the way they look, the styling, and of course plenty of power. What would be (or was) your next bike after the SV?