For me part of the joy of motorcycles is the engagement with the machine and road. There is a skill in riding well which makes a journey by motorcycle more demanding. Yes - there are DCT transmissions which do a lot of the work for you, which if I was doing a commuter plod every day I might consider. But I ride a motorcycle because I choose to make the effort to ride well, in all weathers.
To be sure, after a long ride I am tired, whereas the same journey by car is just boring. On a motorcycle the journey is a journey, not just sat there watching the world go by with little or no involvement with it. On the local roads I know every dip and hole, every gouge in the surface, where drain covers are on bends, farm driveways where there is often gravel or mud, even where the local horse riders go (which means piles of slippery stuff to avoid).
If more people take up bikes because they think it's easy to ride a motorcycle then my suggestion is that attitude has no place on the seat of a motorcycle worth riding.
Honda CBF 500 for when I am being sensible
Triumph Bobber for all other times