I dunno how it is up there, but down here, the GSXR (ANY GSXR) is considered the "me too" bike... Every Tom, Dick and Harry newbie squidly rider starts out on one of those. Haven't you seen the IMG's floating around various forums showing a tank top, shorts, flip flops, and sunglasses, and it says "GSXR welcome package" ?
I've got nothing against GSXR's, but the sterotypes exist for a reason. No, not all of them are ridden by squids, but a large percentage are. (again, at least around here in FL.... I hear in areas of California, Kawi's are the squid bike of choice, so it could be a regional thing).
That said, Heh, have you ridden an RC51? Hardly makes someone a Hayden wannabe. It's an amazing bike, but NOT a comfy one (I've seen more padding in a pair of socks than there is in that seat), and it's hot as hell. It's a seriously great bike, but one that takes a certain personality and riding style to fully appreciate, I think.