Well, I sold my 599 on Friday and I was looking for a used liter bike (~2000-2006). I wasn't planning to buy a new bike right away, but on Saturday I bought a 2002 Yamaha R1 from Ryan at Daytona Motorsports on Hastings! I had thought in my head that a CBR929/954 or 1000RR would be a better fit (and had driven a couple) but riding the R1 something clicked. It was a combination of right bike, great weather, and felt very comfortable with Ryan (we've visited him a few times over the winter). If you're looking for a new bike, I highly recommend to give him a call.
Went for ~200km ride today with my wife (she rides a VFR) and what a great bike. Big difference as this is my first liter bike (I've been riding ~6 years and this is my 4th bike) and its going to take some time to get used to how sharp, fast, responsive, etc. the R1 is.
So if you see a white VFR and a Blue R1 out this season, say hi!