I just like my bike. Really doesn't matter what others think, cause I 'built' my machine for me
Many times, hobbies start out well, then just peter out. This offered me a relatively cheap way to start. If I decided it wasn't for me --- no harm, no foul. However, this 'inexpensive' machine has really taken me places I've not been to in a long time. Namely feeling younger than I am and giving me something to tinker on in the garage. I feel that I started out with one of the better 'kits' and had no major issues. Upgrades, whether for performance or for reliability, are just a natural progression for most people.
My bike makes me
happy --- maybe this is the reason they are called HT's......