Rob, while I agree with a lot of what you say, I think the "my way or the highway," attitude is improper.
600's while they are fast, are only as fast as they're ridden. The best part about having 100whp on tap is you only have 100whp if your wrist asks for it. "With great power comes great responsibility." I started on the Mille, and picked up most all that I needed to know to get by. I'm not fast but I am silly enough to be able to hang on in most any group, and most importantly learned when I can't hang on with a particular person or group and know when to let go and ride it home in 1 piece.
I agree that the bigger the bike the more responsibility required throughout. It's a harder row to hoe, but it can be done.