Thanks LinerDave and Bevo! Your opinions are much appreciated. By the way, this weekend, I went to the dealership again and this time, I revisited the Stryker. It's certainly different from the V-Stars as far as styling is concerned but after sitting on it again, I was suprised at how comfortable it was and how well it fit me. In fact, of all the bikes I've showed my girlfriend, she liked the Stryker the most. With that said, it has definitely put the Stryker on my list of possible first bikes.
If you, or anyone else for that matter, have any thoughts about the Stryker, I'd like to hear them.
Thanks again, cheers!