Very interesting write-up. I can honestly say that all of your cons against the HD are very important to me and all of the pros for the HD really don't matter to me. I don't want to ride 270 miles between stops; I don't like to ride 85mph and love the feel, tone and torque of the Raider at 70mph; I like the handling of the Raider in the twisties as I don't like a bike to be too quick to respond (would like a touch more ground clearance though); love my accessories (I made it my own).
If you're happy though, I'm happy for you and after your write-up, I'm even more convinced the Raider is the sled for me. Thanks.