Meh, I am 99% Euro Snob, hence why I have bought what I have bought.
If a DR-Z will do for you and will make you happy, go for it!
Maybe a XR400SM? Just as unburstable as a DR-Z
FWIW, I have found buying bikes a bloody difficult thing, unless you come across the right dealer... when I bought my old TE510, I emailed every Melbourne dealer (5 at the time)
2 got back to me within a few days. 1 of them got back to me within 5 minutes of my email, which was 6pm at night. Always happy to reward sales staff that are helpful and keen, I gave him the sale.