I agree, it never gets old. I get compliments also and it makes for a great feeling of pride. Funny story about one particular complement though. As I was pulling into the complex of my apartment building, a guy exiting the complex yelled from out of the window. He kept yelling and trying to flag me down. As I was parking, I saw him backing his car up and eventually parked in front of me. He wanted to talk bikes and gave a lot of compliments on my '13 Stryker. At first, I was a little scurrrred. But then actually ended up liking our conversation about bikes.
I can't say I've ever had that happen to me before!