I tell them "sure get one, but be careful where you get it or buy it from me (exploiting the market)". it IS inadvisable to recommend a moped to someone. They are all garbage, unreliable and require a lot of learning and struggle. I personally don't take much offense to mopeds being abused because I know that when it stops running because a wee bit of dirt got in the jet that it'll be either in my garage being fixed or on craigslist for me to swoop up.
Mopeds are great, most other motorcycles are better. I like big bikes and wee little bikes, my one thing is that if you're going to be big, go ALL out. Like the goldwings are okay but not big enough. BE as big as possible and I'll like it.
In summary, I tell people to get one.