Scooters really are just about more fun than you should be allowed to have on two wheels. One of my buddies who has a beautiful Aprilia sport bike of some sort just rode from LA to San Diego on his Vespa last weekend because the weather was nice and he could. Tony also is known to do 800 miles days to get to where he wants to ride on the big bike, so he's pretty much at both ends of the spectrum and digs the scooter just as much as the big bike.
We'll always have at least one scooter in the garage - they are just too much fun.
Granted this is my 250 Helix, but we're up over 7500ft here.