I had drop bars on a bike a few years back. Did not like them at all. Narrow and I suspect the reach was way too much (joe LBS sixpack can't deal with my long legs and short arms). I hated brake/shfiting on the hoods, and the drops were all but unusable.
...and I have to admit, they were nice. I felt, low, confident, and like I could generate a lot of power out of that position.
I still think the hoods are incredibly awkward though.
Makes me want to get a drop bar bike. Something where the primary hand position is the drops, not the tops or hoods or anywhere else stupid like that.