I sure agree 100%. I tried several Japanese-built maxiscooters before I settled in on a BV350. I find the upright riding position of the BV (and of the GTS, for that matter) to be far more comfortable than the feet forward riding position of most large Japanese scooters. For years I hoped that Honda would bring the SH300 to the US, but I think we can now safely conclude that will not happen.
I had a Suzuki Burgman 400. I never had any serious problems with it in nearly 25k miles, but honestly, I like my BV350 that replaced the Burgman much better. The Burgman's leg forward position got uncomfortable after a while, and its weight took some of the "scooting" fun out of riding. Of course, some of my Minn-Max friends with Burgman 650's and 400's will probably disagree.