If you had been here in '06 when we got the first pics of the '07 (you can search and see the posts) people were horrified. Some thought it looked like an R6, others said it was butt ugly. 95% of people said they were done with the RR.
People came around and realized it was a BETTER bike and the looks grew on us. Not a judgement on the new bike, just a reflection on past events. And yes, history does repeat itself.
I happen to really like it. And now you get a 600RR Repsol edition.
I must say that I found the 03-06 600RR looks "meh", didn't care for them at all. The only one I've really liked is the 07-12 600RR.
The new one... nope, didn't like it at first, don't like it now either. I like aspects of it, like the wheels, the BPF (and I was ridiculed on this forum when I asked about doing a BPF swap) and the bigger fairings. The 07-12 fairings are too complex, too many pieces, too many flimsy tabs just waiting to break if you stare at them.
09+ lost power compared to 07-08, I guess 13+ will be still down in power...
When I got my 07 back in 09 the plan was to keep it for three or four years, as I expected an all new 600RR in 2011 (4 years), so I could replace it in 2012-13 a used bike of the 2011 new generation. That's not happening, I'll just wait for 13+ bikes to get parted to get those wheels and forks on my 07.