I've been riding since I was able to get my leg over a mini-bike a zillion years ago. I have been a Goldwing rider up to now. My wife and I take all our vacations by bike. We've been from Wyoming to Nova Scotia to the Carolinas and back on more than one ocassion.
We totalled the Wing last summer when a guy in a truck pulled out in front of us on a two-lane state highway. Of course he wasn't injured and didn't see us (yeah, right). My wife had more road rash than I and she broke a finger, but I had six broken ribs, two vertabrae, collar bone, shoulder, a finger, ruptured spleen and a collapsed lung.
I got the Ultra when I still had a cast on my hand.
Hopefully the Ultra will work for us. I have to admit, we are used to more space, both for us and for clothing. My wife is not a large person at all, but I've already moved the tour-pak back an inch beyond factory.
But, it seems to handle ok, and of course the sound is beefier than the Wing.
I like the Gold Wing Road Riders Association forum, so I'm looking forward to this site as well. There are several Harley riders on that site too.