yes, i do like my grande. it's a pretty good bike ... when running. it's not as easy to work on as some other bikes, though.
for ease of repair, finding parts for them, and simplicity of design, you can't beat a minarelli-based moped (there are probably 100 brands of manufacturers that used that engine). close seconds are similar single-chain italian designs such as morini, verona, garelli.
but the best moped around ... is the one that you fall in love w/.