Now, IMHO this is a well-written article that makes a valid point. However, I would contend that if 'what you've got' happens to be a Yamaha XS/TX 500 then it's impossible to be happy with it. (And Lord knows, I tried hard enough in the early 1980s.)
Other IKBAers may be able to cite further examples of motorcycles which are impossible to live with...
P.S. to hpm: Yes, I noticed. And in the one in this month's CMM, too. Most interesting.