Okay, I'll chime in. The guys I know who have or have or had one were more seasoned (older), it wasn't their only bike and they all liked the Thruxton. Many custom add-ons available. There are several really nicely modified ones that appear at The Rock Store now and again. These big buck customs are mostly made to look like earlier road racers and I drool over them every time they roll in. The position? What'a ya gonna do an Iron Butt on it? Think of it a s a good core workout.
By the way $7500 sounds like the top end of the price range IMHO.