No need to be offended as that was not my intent; there are numerous others comenting on this thread besides you; my remark was a general one and not a PM to you. We tend to have a little fun here, and as much as anything I was pointing out that your question will elicited a biased response.
In an attempt to erase any bad feelings I'll give you my reasons for selecting the TB over the competion which is what I think you intended:
#1 - I don't want to ride a "me too" status symbol so HD was out.
#2 - In my oppinion Victory is a newcomer and doesn't have the solid history of some other brands. Plus their sense of style is a little funky in my oppinion.
#3 - Both HD and Vic, again in my opinion only, are not on the cutting edge bike engineering; I like what I've read re Triumph and the TB and my hands on experience has not been disappointing.
#4 - All things considered the TB was a better "value" considering $$$ to cc/hp/ft.lbs./standard accessories.
#5 - I like the simplistic, somewhat "raw", classic look of the TB
#6 - It is more stable, balanced and maneuverable than other bikes I tried or own.
#7 - The Triumph dealer is 5 miles from my house.
#8 - The Honda, HD, Vicotory and Suzuki dealers I shopped seriously were either full of bs, bored, smart asses, or uninformed.
#9 - The dealer had a choice on the showroom floor or a Blue&White, Red SE, or Black Glossy. Clearly the Blue&White is the best looking and fastest!
#10 - My neighbor has a HD; I had to have a better bike!
See, we're not all bad - go buy a Thunderbird - lighten up - and come join in on the fun here!