I've owned a lot of motorcycles of many different makes and models over the years and have enjoyed ALL of them. Each has/had it's own personality and measure of character (sort of like people, really), some more than others for sure, but all were unique in some way. Back in the day you had to have some mechanical skill to own a motorcycle and keep it on the road. Just like cars and trucks back then, driver/rider maintenance had a very different meaning than it does today. As far as Harley's go, their draw is predominantly character-based (sound, history, look, outlaw mystique, whatever). At one time they were "high performance and high tech", but that has obviously changed, as has their reliability, fit and finish, for the better. They sort of transport you back in time to the early days of motorcycling when you knew a motorcyclist by the bugs on their teeth and grease under their fingernails. Harleys, as do Triumphs, fill a niche, which may not be yours, but that's okay -- to each his own. Motorcycles have changed a lot and so have their riders, to some degree and that's okay to. Enjoy what you ride and let others enjoy what they ride, regardless of what make or model it is. Pros and cons abound no matter what it is.