We3--thanks and glad to be part of the 'argument'! Wouldn't enjoy it any other way!
Entering the motorcycle universe via a Triumph (vs the 'expected' midlife HD route) has its benefits...for one, ease of handling and motoring for a beginner. Second, the nostalgia trip for brit bikes is different and, dare I say, tres hipper from an urban perspective.
Suburban HD-riding neighbors and friends, who profess condescending amusement at my purchase of the Scrambler, want to know when I plan to "step up to the real thing".
Well, now that I have the modern retro bike, my eyes are firmly set on experiencing the real thing---getting my hands on an old Norton Commando or BSA Lightning.