My 650 had open handlebars and i liked it. When i got my roadie i went with a removable fairing so i could take it off when i wanted. That didnt work out so well. After i got use to a fairing as soon as i hit the freeway without one i had to laugh at myself and ask myself "i liked all this wind?"
I have always had at least a windshield, but every now and then while cleaning up the bike I will run to the store with the fairing off and even at 45mph-ish I hate it. Now I wear a half helmet and the wind roaring in my ears is a big part of that but the feeling of being a parachute also sucks.