Depends where you live. An SS is a huge amount of fun but it can be a drag on really big hills. It will change your riding style,(particularly for the climbs)
Where I live isn't very hilly and I find that I miss the top speed more than the climbing ability. Mine is rigid and I miss suspension more than I miss the gears.
Mine is mainly a winter bike. Rigid forks, one gear and hydraulic brakes, there is nothing to go wrong with it, I can ride it all day every day with very little maintenance. You should definately have an SS, but probably not as your only bike.
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My current one.
More advise, if you are going rigid, carbon bars and forks and foam grips will make the experiance much, much better.