Alright, I am sorry for the three consecutive posts, I am not trying to be a "post-whore."
That being said, I have decided against starting with a super sport. Here is my reasons:
1. As a 24 year old individual I would rather pay in full for a used "ninja 250" then save up to buy a supersport next winter season when they go on sale and dealers are having a harder time selling. To further clarify, I am not planning on buying til after I graduate in December and the soonest MSF class is next March, which means I am buying when all the other squids and new riders are.
2. As a 24 year old individual, insurance for full coverage on a 600 gixxer is upwards of 350 dollars a month, insurance for full coverage on a 2010 ninja 250 is 37 dollars a month. When I turn 25 next June, this cost will go down significantly so I have heard, plus I will diligently work for months to a year developing a claim free policy with my 250. Side note: considering everyone drops their first bike, I would rather do this on a bike that has most likely been dropped previously and on a bike that I do not plan on keeping.
3. This is my most important and significant reason. I really, really don't want to die, be paralyzed, never ride again, or total my brand new gixxer 750 (my dream bike, however, the liter gixxer is also in my sights way down the road).
Take your time learning, it is a marathon, not a sprint.
^This. I cannot stress how much this comment rings true and means to me. When I took a step back and thought about all my other hobbies, this is what I realized. Riding is a hobby and a privilege. Further, we know from every other hobby in the world, especially as Americans, that we will not be fully and life-long satisfied with our first purchase and we will most assuredly at some point buy another. Of course some may use bikes as daily drivers, but if you honestly will never have fun why not get a 250? You go 60 miles longer a tank for 6 dollars less (60-70 mpg on a 3.5 gallon tank vs. 30-40 mpgs on a 4.5 gallon tank).
I say all this to say that we as new riders come in starry-eyed with a lot of confidence, but that doesn't mean we can't gain some sense and use our "stuff between the ears" to make a more responsible decision both financially and maturely. Thanks to everyone who has helped me make this decision and I feel that I will be very satisfied when my fresh tooshie hits that gixxer in a year or 2. I also want to add that you guys have successfully answered my questions and helped me to understand I could probably handle a gixxer, but in all reality why wouldn't a "truly mature and responsible adult" (we hear that a lot don't we) choose a definite over a probable? I would rather strongly increase my chances to be the rider of a liter bike in my 30's then to take a chance at being another fallen 25 year old squid trying to prove another member wrong.
I will continue posting, asking, and contributing because I think I have some good and helpful questions that not all new riders know to ask. I have been researching this and my decision to purchase for over 4 years and my questions will be influenced by that. It is definitely hard to keep calm and responsible when I am so close to finally reaching my bike, but that isn't an excuse to make a bad decision that can cost me my life.
P.S. I was moving towards this for a long time, but I really wanted to demonstrate how respectful commenting and respectful asking can solidify a young kid's starry-eyed attitude to a mature and safe decision. If you believe I am an "actor," read my post "A serious first bike question" because I was not happy last night and am still a little salty regarding my question, however, I have recovered and have provided what I think is a much more mature and respectful way to talk to experienced riders.