Just got back into riding after a 20+ year lapse. Used to ride Yamaha as I worked in a bike shop in high school that sold Yamaha and Triumph. Always lusted for the Bonneville but could only afford the Yamaha, which was a good bike (put 20K miles on it).
Anyway got a 2012 Thunderbird as it was the ONLY choice. I've been using the forums for info. I think they are the best resource around.