They. Are. Neat.
These birds are remarkably smart, playful and mischievous. They like puzzles, and will take things apart just to keep themselves occupied. And the bigger ones won't take any crap from cats.
Of course, my two cats are the primary reason I will not be getting a pet bird - at least until I can figure out a way to keep them segregated. The bigger birds can torment a cat, and the cats can torment a littler bird. I don't want freaked out animals in my house, so bird-acquisition is definitely on hold.
All the same, parrots tickle my fancy and I've been harassing Lady Luck about what life will be like when I get my budgie/cockatoo/macaw named "Killer."
And I think these video clips sum up why a parrot would make a great pet for me.
Sportbike loving macaw:
Harley loving macaw (mute if you don't like the song "Free Bird"):