At what point can you personally justify buying a new bike over maintaining your fireblade? Does your emotional attachment keep you pumping cash into a money pit? Do your overflowing coffers allow you to buy a blade every time your current ride is due for an oil change? Is there a certain amount per ride/month/year you won't go over?
Tell us why and feel free to include pictures!
The first 1000RR was the last Honda I had any interest in, but it didn't do enough for me to want to own one.
All the modern bikes for me are essentially the same. The only new technology I'd have any interest in trying is the Big Piston Fork, but I'm not going to buy a bike just for that, I'll probably pick some up off Ebay one day.
Bikes are an expensive luxury toy, expensive to own, expensive to run. If you're going to borrow money to own one then you also have to insure it, add both those expenses to the first year's depreciation on a new bike - you'd have to be an idiot in my opinion :-)
If you're a US sportsbike rider doing 1000 miles per year or less, then it's even stupider. Just go and give your money to a race team and you can look at their bikes instead :-)
Buy an older bike that you can actually afford without borrowing for it, and ride it as much as possible to get your money's worth out of it.