I have commuted with a motorcycle (when i still had one) and it combined parking next to the door at Aldi/Lidl with fun and weaving through traffic.
North America is just … different and my local circumstances are as such, that i got caught in rain with the Gotrax thing in the rain a couple of times and my “waterproofing” was a bit of tape around some joints and a hole in the stem. So far, Scooter is paid off (vs. bus fair) and next summer (quite dry) should work out, too.
I still see that thing as filling the gap to just avoid spending money on car, insurance, petrol, parking etc.
Obviously my opinion is derived from my circumstances and not applicable to other climates/reasons to get a scooter etc. So, i am not saying my view is “THE” correct one, just reflects my current stance and it can be subject to change and i am still pondering if to upgrade scooter for more range … or go bicycle for longer range rare trips etc. So yeah, pls don´t take my take on this as the only correct one