Oooohhhh….that’s fighting talk right there!
What’s this all this talk that scooters are not fun to ride! At the end of the day it is an automatic motorcycle. Sure there are differences but I would say it is no more different from a bike than a sports bike is from a cruiser. The thrill you get from riding is the same. If you like to go long distances a maxi-scoot will get you there just as easily as a cruiser (but you cannot wear leather chaps and a skull bandanna ). If you are riding round town then a small nimble scooter could be more fun than a trigger happy sport bike.
Last time I went riding with a cruiser group I was frustrated as they chose to stay on straight roads and ride in formation when my favorite twisty road was on the other side of the valley. Everybody has their own idea of what they want to get out of riding but to say that scooters are not fun or are simple utilitarian means of transport is just plain wrong.