Well I like them and there's a good forum of likewise thinking people. I had a 850 for a time and the carbs were a bitch. Talked into a test ride by a mate who tested a FZ1 and we both purchased new.
4 years later swopped for a new red one, 5 years later traded for a super 10. A few months later I went a got a second hand yellow one which I still have.
They have all been super reliable, easy to work on and economical. Snatchy in the low revs but I've learned to ride around that, when I remember which bike I'm on.
Front is a little vague but I've never had any probs getting it round a corner in fact it's far more capable than me.