Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Titusville, FL, USA
As someone who's GT is their first non-Japanese bike, I'd have to agree with the "get used to it and you'll be fine" theory.
I fumbled a bit with mine for a while, but now it's a no brainer. And switching bikes (back to bikes with "regular" switchgear) hasn't really been a problem either. Like jumping from a stick shift car to an automatic. You might occasionally reach for the clutch pedal in the automatic, but if you switch frequently enough (IE driving your car to work and getting into the work truck), it's unlikely.
Now, after getting used to them, do I feel they are superior? Er... no. But, I can live with them.
Deep Blue Metallic