It's actually pretty decent bike that can last a long time with proper care. And I agree that trying out a starter one is good way to get a feel for motorbike. No, I'm not on the facebook. These days it seems that I'm mostly on the internet is whenever I'm downloading anime or just want to visit this forum. Even that time is getting constrained these days. I'm just glad my interest in anime hasn't waned, so the reason the comeback to this forum is still there.
I got a CBR250 -- the new cheap(er) thumper, not the old 90s rev to 20k one. I kept hearing it's better to start with a small bike and move up, plus I'm mostly using it for in-city commuting (and light highway work) so I didn't need to spend money on anything too crazy.