Mille is 13,900
Mille R 17,300
If your paycheck allows you to be shopping in this range, I'd take the Mille over a 748, or an R over a 996. The Falco is almost reasonable, I'd say it's worth more than an RC51. Everyone has heard the sob stories about Duc maintanence, there is at least some truth to them. DO NOT lump Aprilia in with them, they've had nothing but good reliability so far.
Personally, exclusivity doesn't mean much to me and I'm poor, so I'd sooner pay $10K for Japan's best. But, if the extra few thou is within your means, YES- the Aprilias are worth considering.