Yeah, now if only my wife thought like you! She thinks I'm nuts! LOL
I'd love to go the used route, but like I was telling SW, there are pretty slim pickings in WV. Cycletrader, eBay, etc., are all barren of any suitable bike. Of course I'll keep looking until the time comes to buy, but I'm not counting on finding a used one. I don't think I've ever seen a 500 in the Ad Bulletin here.
Speaking of deals, I'm not sure if this qualifies, but a local Yamaha dealer has a black 2001 YZF600R for $6310, out-the-door. I caught myself figuring out how I could afford it before I realized it'd be too much bike to start on! LOL