If you find one that's being sold near you, you should be able to go and look at it.
I took a gamble on my first road bike on ebay. There was one rubbish picture, but the spec seemed ok and it was only down the road. When I won the auction and went to pick it up and I was shocked. It was spotless! A bargain as well.
Loved riding it so much that I bought a proper bike.
I do love riding my mountain bike, but it's so different on a road bike. Equal fun, just different, and they compliment each other perfectly. I think I've got much fitter from long distance road cycling which equates to me doing longer trails and having more fun in the woods, and my mountain bike skills mean my long road rides never get boring. Wheelieing and pumping through bumpy sections, getting air off and bunny hopping speed humps, and track standing at the lights so I never have to put my feet down!