Low profile tires, a hard boneshaking ride, impressive aerodynamics, bold branding, all good if you’re racing professionally. Not so good for everyday riding.
If you’re commuting, going on a long road trip or even wanting to get somewhere really fast, a more practical ride is going to be so much more comfortable and enjoyable than something that’s trying to emulate the racing world.
Unless you’re on the payroll of professional race team, and are fed free bikes on an annual basis we would far recommend a quality steel frame over a stiff somewhat disposable aluminium or carbon frame.
A quality steel bicycle with decent sized tires is what most people should be riding, they’re more comfortable, more practical, more durable, less garish and probably easier for a non professional rider to ride fast over long distances as they’re generally less fatiguing.
If you like to dress like a pro and ride a bike that makes it look like you’re a sponsored rider, go for it. Who knows you may actually get onto the podium one day and have someone pay you to ride a real racing bike.
But hey if you’re paying for your own bike, that you want to enjoy riding for many years without feeling like it’s out of date and you don’t want to you feel like you are riding a billboard. Get real, go for steel.