I've heard that, but it will still be a fun ride down there. Wife is actually getting jealous enough about it that she is considering coming along. If she does, cool, if not no biggie. Her coming like triples the cost as she would want to stay in the nicer hotels, make more stops, etc etc. Either way it will be a fun ride.
Ride what fits you, and what you enjoy. Forget about acting macho, to impress your friends or some cute girl.
I ride a 2006 Yamaha Roadliner because it's what fits me, is fast when I want and need it to be, and it makes me feel whole.