I have two motorcycles, a 2006 Rebel, and a 99 Harley low rider. And on behalf of the Harley riders that aren't asses, I apologize. To me, two wheels is two wheels, and I don't care what you're riding I look down on no one. I've had many brands of bikes, and I loved them all.
My Harley is great for those long road trips, but for running around town, nothing beats my Rebel. I always tell people I get more smiles per gallon with a Rebel. Heck, I'm smiling just thinking about my Rebel... addictive thing that it is.
Hang in there, you've got a great bike.