Another n00bie, just got mine last Saturday, and I've put about 200 miles on it in 2 days =D. Been working on getting this for a while, so I've been grinning ear to ear ever since.
Just to give you an idea of my little bit of experience, I used to ride around on a Yamaha YSR50 when I was a teen. I took the MSF course a few months ago, mostly because of recommendations from boards like this and CBRworld.net.
It was fun, and terribly informative, and I quickly picked up what little skill I once had. The emergency stops and swerve exercises in particular made me much more confident. Not to sound like a broken record, but anyone who hasn't taken it could probably benefit from the MSF course.
But back to the RR.. It took a day's worth of riding for me to get comfortable with the position. Putting around on a Rebel doesn't really translate to sitting on the RR =D. The engine is a little soft down low, like any inline 4 this small I suppose, and it took me a bit to learn how to control the throttle.
Now that I've had some seat time I'm even more excited =D. Can't wait to hit that 600 mile tuneup, and I'm hoping to beat the guy who sold me the bike to it (he just got a 2004 model, in blue, what a beaut!).
I've seen the threads naysaying this as a first timer bike. No doubt it isn't a good one, but what can I say, I love it =). I plan to be riding motorcycles for many, many years from now, so I'm doing what I can to be safe. Got my leather jacket and boots and helmet and gloves, and suitable leg protection soon...
I'll see the FL riders for daytona come spring!