It's my first bike, so it doesn't seem strange to me at all. I have no basis of comparison. It certainly doesn't bother me. Twist to go, pull to stop.
One thing that was a little odd when I tried to press the scooter into service as an adventure bike was that the clutch suddenly disengages below a certain speed, just when you need it the most to hold you back during a steep descent. And, from a stop, it rolls downhill to practically ANY speed without the clutch engaging unless you blip the throttle. But, of course, it's not meant to be a dirt bike. I just use it that way. (All my vehicles end up being Jeeps at some point. Maybe I should just get another Jeep, eh?)