My two bits.....
I am biased because, I'm a TW lover; I have found that my TW is way more capable than I originally thought it would be. I bought my 2013 TW with only 380 miles on it in Jan. of 2014 and I put over 7,000 miles on it in the first year. I found myself choosing my TW over my Triumph T100 for most rides to the surprise of some of my riding buddies. The only times I felt that I couldn't keep up with friends was when we were on highways going through the mountain passes. I have taken my TW on the interstate in a stormy downpour, not really my idea of fun but a friend on a larger motorcycle had gotten hurt and I was following the truck she was in because I didn't want to ride home alone taking a more remote route. My TW shines when I hit the forest roads but I also use it for commuting 13 miles to work. Currently, I ride the Triumph to work because the temps are still cool and one thing I do wish is that the TW could handle my heated gear.
I am like others on this forum, the TW takes you back to your youth, it really is a blast to ride and, I have been surprised at all the people that notice it. Fun, cute, economical and not over the top for someone who is concerned about cost.