I have an 02' DR650 and love it. I have and race a KTM 250 xc every weekend for the tight single track but use the DR all other days. Its great fun on the road, a great commuter, and its actually fun in the woods. It is a hog but for dirt roads and quad trails its a blast. I actually think it may make me a better racer on the 2 smoke because it is a hog and I work especially hard not to lay the beast down. It's pinned me a few times and caused some pain!
I tote around the wife on the back as well. I've considered buying a KTM Adventure or a BMW GS but for the cash and the gas mileage I think I'm going to run this DR until its dead.