Just got mine last week, so far I am loving it! I have always been a 1000 Strom guy, but now I see what all the hype and love affair with the 650 is all about. My 1000 is going up for sale soon, doubt I will ever ride it again.
I felt the same way, Rode my father in laws back up bike (strom 1000) quite often. I liked it. but didn't love it. Fast forward a couple years and I now have a 650, I absolutely love the bike.
Most people are like slinky. Basically useless but fun to push down the stairs.