My first bike was a wee, only because im a rather big guy. It was rather hard controling all that weight at low speeds for a long time, and lead to slow learning. I did drop it once, but lightly with very little dmg. I tried a friends DL1000, and found it a LOT more difficult to ride. #1, that 50 pounds is VERY NOTICEABLE! #2, the power curv is VERY unfriendly to new users. Its a BEAST to controle at low speeds if you dont have experience. I promply dropped my friends 1K on a U-turn and paid for some plastics.
After riding the two as a new rider, I would say the 1K is VERY unfriendly. The Wee is not the most friendly bike, but its a LOT better then the 1K for new users due to its friendly power curv and lighter weight.
After going big for my 1st bike, I look back and wished I had gotten something small and cheep first, to build up confidence in my riding BEFORE I got the Strom. I say get a 250CC Night Hawk or something like that for a year and ride the HE11 out of it!!! Youll learn a LOT faster, and NOT be so scared of scratching it up. There are two types of riders. Those that have been down, and those who will go down some day. Trust me, your better off going down on something like the Night Hawk then a 1K!!!!!!