yea, scooters are awesome, i used to own a Honda Aero 50 (86), until i purchased a 2001 Tomos Targa. The Targa seems to handle better generally but the scooter had better torque (because of the smaller wheels) and ZOOMed up steep hills like nothing (my targa has trouble with hills). Scooters seem to have more futuristic designs which slightly resemble a sportbike at times, and their performance and ride also mimics a small motorcycle, not a moped. A scooter's feel and ride generally is better than a moped, scooter's dash also seems more complex and nicer than moped's simple dashboard.
((After saying all this, you may wonder: what is this punk doing here if he likes scooters so much? And the answer is simple, i sold my Aero because i HAD TO, the DMV wouldnt let a 15 year old in NJ ride one without a motocycle lisence, and after getting pulled over after riding with no lisence (or insurance or registration), I was left with one (logical) choice, get a MOPED legal bike, and grow to love that, which i did. Although my targa is rather problematic, I love it, its my ride, but if i had the choice would I take my 1986 Aero over it? Probably))