The SE is not for everyone, but for those it was built for, price is secondary. I've had three and will always have at least one, according to book values and many others I paid too much for all three, whereas I feel I stole each one of them every time I fire them up pushing the little fun button bringing them to life and making me feel 20 yrs younger every time I twist the throttle. I guess it's like that "it's a jeep thing" saying, I guess it's a "SE thing" and for me and many other SE owners I've been around we don't give a crap what others think about the bike or what they think how much we paid. The SE moves the soul...period.
'07 950 SE-R
'12 500 EXC