Okay, I've wanted a motorcycle my entire life. I realized I'm not getting any younger,so it's time to commit. I'm taking the 3 day beginner/safety course next weekend at the local community college. What I'm asking for here is good advice for my first ride. I do NOT want a sport bike. I sat on the Honda CBR and Kawasaki Ninja. I really didn't like the way I felt sitting on them. I definitely want a cruiser, with a more relaxed, upright, and comfortable ride. I need to mention here that I'm 6'2" and weigh about 190, so I need something a little bigger than usual for a starter bike. I had mentioned the Suzuki TU250X to the salesman, and he wasn't a big fan. He said I'd most likely being learning on one at the rider's course, and that I'd probably want something with more power & nicer features. Then he showed me a Honda Shadow RS, and it was like love at first sight. Then I sat on it, and things got better. It fit me so much better than the Ninja & CBR. It was exactly the feel I was hoping for. Of course, it's $2,000 more than two previously mentioned, but if it's the "one" I think it's worth it. Oh, I'm just going to be using this to commute to work, and maybe take short day trips 2 hours away. No racing, no long distance touring, no tricking it out, and no joining the H.A.'s. So what says the TB Motorcycle community here? Is the Honda Shadow RS a good choice for a beginning rider, who is 6'2" and 190? Is there anything else comparable a little cheaper? (The Honda Rebel was WAY too small.) All opinions welcomed!