Bought my 990 after having owned Suzuki and Kawasaki 650 thumpers. I had lusted after the big KTM since they first came out & so decided 'what the hell'. I bought the bike planning to get it offroad frequently, but with my current life schedule that just hasn't happened. So now I use my big, scary, snarly dirt bike as a daily commuter / beer go-getter. Do I love it? YES. Do I giggle like a schoolgirl whenever I throw a leg over it? YES. Is 8k RPMs nirvana? YES. That said, I've got the bike listed for sale & as soon as I do sell it I'm going to march my happy ass down to a dealer and buy a KTM 990 SM T as I think it will fit my needs better.
At the end of the day, it doesn't really matter what you ride.....