What a cast of characters we've assembled here! For my part, I'm a god-less liberal with a serious addiction to life. The MS is my 5th bike, and I've only dipped my toe into the first mods by installing a back-off unit, headlight modulator, up-spec headlamp bulb, cleaning up the rear-end appearance a bit, and generally familiarizing myself with the new machine. The day I twist the handle and think "geeze, this Kaw is gutless!" is the day I might start worrying about "the big three", but in the meantime, I'm mulling paint\bodywork options and really enjoying the stock bike! I'm a software engineer at Microsoft by day, and my evenings and weekends are split between parenting, the homestead, photography, ski-mountaineering, and tinkering (in the garage or on computers). I'm still pretty damn happy with wife #1 (grateful for 15 years!), and I have three lovely young daughters that are smarter than us and will likely unite the nations of the world under their benign and enlightened dominion. In between the two Gulf Wars, I was a counter-intelligence agent and tactical interrogator in the Army (basically, a real-life "Jack Bauer" back when Kiefer Sutherland was still signing Lost Boys posters), but I'm *much* more laid back now, and strictly abstain from torturing people these days. I may reevaluate that position when the teenage boys start sniffing around though... See you on the road!