i think its not nice to call people stupid idiots....
Coloring outside the lines
I think Polar Bear's comments to be spot on. I personally applaud those who shun conventional thinking, those who aren't satisfied with the status quo. It's because of these people, along with those who bitch and moan that things get better.
And while I do think that tire prices are insane for what you get, I'm not sure I'd take the plunge even though with my riding style, I probably could get away with it. Too much crap on the roads around here all the time to play Johnny Racer, but to those who love that aspect of motorcycling, have at her. Personally, I like to just cruise along at moderate speeds and look at the country-side.
People assume all sorts of risk every day, if someone decides after after some thoughtful consideration to roll the dice, I wish them well.