Have to echo what many said here, it's not the bike its the rider. There are a$$holes in all walks of life. I'd have to say I've met more BMW riding a$$holes than HD riders.
I admit to some jealousy. I love my Roadie and am proud to own it. Period. But thats not saying that I wouldn't want a Glide some day. I mean, look at this one:
It would take me $1000 and modding skills I just don't have to make my front end look as clean as that one. Mine's got jangly bits hanging all over the place, lol.
Ya, he paid more, but so what if he's got it to spend. No hate.
Now, one thing I didn't see mentioned: Women. I've gotten more sh*t from them then guys. Sick and tired of the non-riders and passengers getting a snobby attitude and saying, "No, I'm sorry, it has to be Harley." Forget the young ones, I've heard that exact saying from everyone from my older sister (currently a passenger but looking to get her first bike) to a 70 year old lady. Nevermind the fact that I was from Cincinnati and I was talking to her next to my bike at a shop in flippin' SAN DIEGO, she had no respect for me or my ride because it wasn't an HD. I am long past caring about people like that or their stupid, ill-informed opinions, but I had to bring it up.
Again, no hate from me here. Ride what you ride (unless it's a Can-Am and your not old or disabled.)
EDIT: Now that's the color that mine looks in the sun, how come I can't get my POS camera to pick up on that?