It depends, I wouldn't like a pet reptile. But if that's something cute like a fox, I might consider it. Still, having exotic animals as pets might be more troublesome than a traditional choice like a dog or a house cat.
Yes, I would -I wanted a snake at one stage, but my partner thought I was stark raving mad, as I am petrified of snakes!
I quite like the pet ones as I know they can do no harm, and I cannot see what is wrong with exotic pets apart from the fact that some of them you have to feed mice to and I would have a problem with that.