Very sad thread. I've dropped dirt bikes a few times, usually with very little damage, but never a street bike, or even a dual sport bike. I love machines, especially motorcycles, and seeing pictures of crashed ones is almost heartbreaking. For some reason I don't feel so bad for all the sport bikes getting crashed on youtube. Their riders did everything possible to crash, and I don't tend to care much what happens to sport bikes anyway.
I won't spend more on a bike than I think it's worth, but if it's a good deal, I don't seem to have a problem buying bikes I don't need.
2002 Vulcan 750, 2013 Royal Enfield B5
2001 XT225, 2009 Genuine Stella
1980 Puch moped