I am an experienced rider (15 years, 240k miles), and my current bike is a 2006 SV650S. I have been the "Motorcycle Evangelist" of my social group for many years, and added two new riders to the fold this past year. One of them is ready to turn over the keys to his Ninja 250, and pick up something a bit more highway friendly, and with a little less lean (Small guy, about 5'4" I believe). He said he was interested in a cruiser looks wise, so I took him to the local stealership, and had him sit on nearly everything on the showroom floor. Turns out he likes mid controls (so there is that at least), and he feels much more comfortable with bars that come back a bit. The bike he liked best was the Suzuki Boulevard M50 (The revitalized Marauder), but while he liked it, it wasn't quite right.
So, on a whim, we headed down to the local Harley Davidson dealership. He tried a few bikes, and found a couple 883/1200's that felt ok, but when he plunked down on the Street 750, everything just clicked for him. The ergonomics just fit him to a T. So here I am, gathering all the information I can for him (He is a younger guy, 24, and not a lot of experience with buying bikes).
And that is me.