My first bike was a R60/6 that I bought for $1000 when I was a poor grad student. I paid too much for it. It was always having problems. I was fixing it with a screw driver and a set of pliers. I was always pissed off at it. I was hooked.
I flirted with Ducatis and Guzzis since. Currently still have a Guzzi. Airheads are me. They fit my personality. I have an hexhead and it is a more capable bike. I can live without the other bikes. I can't image not having an airhead for the rest of my life.