Not to stir anything up but....I am the owner of a V Rod, but like the Bird. Will I be happy if I switch??
First off, I believe you intended to "stir the pot" Secondly, emotions are like taste and you can't argue taste. If we both eat an apple you might think it's horrible and I might think it is the best thing I ever ate, you can't argue that (ok you can, but this usually ends in divorce).
There is only one person that can't truly answer your question, I leave it up to you to figure out who.
FYI I own the Storm (1700 cc), and I usually get around 40-42 MPG. If I ride hard I can hit 30-35.