I bought mine, and then discovered this forum. I started reading about all the problems and thought, "Oh shit, I just got ripped off and bought the worst bike in history!" But four years later, my F8 has been flawless except for a few recalls BMW took care of in the first year or so.
Now I realize that every bike model has problems. I also have realized that everyone is out riding and having a blast--except for the ones with broken bikes. They are the ones that are typing horror stories on the internet! This gives a skewed internet view of any bike, I think.