I just got a used Jamis Ventura Elite off Ebay:
I went downtown to drop off some books at the library. It was pretty much rush hour in Ann Arbor (which isn't that big of a city, but it does have a specific commerical/downtown section). I've ridden tons on my hybrid with flat bars and SIS shifters and I've never had problems. I knew drops were a little trickier, so I planned on being extra careful.
The bike's racing aspects really made it scary. I'm just not used to switching from one hand position to grabbing the brakes.
The weight did make accelerating much more exciting though
How many choose flat bars over drops for the stability/ease of use factor?