definitely one of the more interesting modern bikes, in large part for not trying to be very interesting. at the moto shows it's one I most often come back to checking out
but i'm with the never new crowd. I kinda generally dislike new anything, cars, bikes house whatever just cuz it feels like a huge waste of resources. But beyond that, the cost of new is also a turn off, you pay a lot more for something new and as soon as you use it, it's not new anymore.
Regarding riding a little 250, I traveled far on my 1st 250 and my wife's got a ninja 250 we rode many thousands of miles, and it's got nearly zero work done to it
if you really don't want to do the work or want to avoid a project, even a few years old bike and paying a shop to service it would be cheaper and likely better than new.
I also personally kinda dislike nice things. I dunno, feels grimy. Nice things tend to just be expensive and boring.
That all said, that's me. my opinion. if yours is, I want a new bike and I want to pay to have a greater feeling of confidence in a bike untouched by others, sure, why not. If that's your style, own it and enjoy away