Oh, I agree. Although my point was a bit more about the road training received is - at least in Holland - quite advanced compared to what people receive in America AFAIK. A friend of ours who moved to Florida got her motorcycle license after driving around a parking lot for 30 minutes >_< Even videos of the MSF course look quite tame. The nearest equivalent of the training you get in Holland during your drivers license is the Advanced Police Training Course in the UK, mixed in with some of the stuff from Keith Codes California Superbike School.
That being said, the liter bikes will tear you a new one in the blink of an eye if you mishandle them, but I do think that the training I received during my license does equip me to ride the bike in road situation, at speeds within the legal limit Or at least I bloody well hope so, seeing as my first bike is a ZX-9R E1