that's really true. i don't park in car spots because of that. i ususally just go for the bike rack, which nobody in kalamazoo seems to mind. hell, sometimes i find motocycles parked in the bike rack (near it anyway).
ease of parking, i.e. not having to find a real spot, is one of the major advantages of the moped for me. i've never had a hassle for locking to a parking meter or anything like that. -- could just be kalamazoo though.