This is somewhat tongue in cheek, but not entirely.
James May (as in Top Gear) made an interesting point the other day, and it rang true to me. The boys gave him two vehicles to evaluate - a super fast race-ready sub-compact and a dodgy tiny van type vehicle. May hated the fast car - found it too bumpy, loud, low, etc. Wasn't impressed by the ride.
He loved the old van-nish type vehicle. Here's his reasoning: The incapable clunky low powered vehicle could be pushed towards its limits at lower speeds. To get the same thrills from the little super car, he needed to go insanely fast.
I love my ST1100. But I had more fun, on a daily basis, with my 2001 Harley Wide Glide.
May's point - "Life is more fun at the edges".
What say you?