Me too! I almost bought a Victory Hammer back in '05 ... but I ended up buying that Harley Night Train instead, because it was $5,500 cheaper.
I've ridden a few Victorys. Just like their ATV's, they're miles ahead of anything else out there. Having grown up on Jap stuff, it feels spindly & cheap compared to Victory. All their machines come stock with braided steel brake lines - something I wish ALL manufacturers would do. I normally do that upgrade on all my bikes and cars. A brake line with ZERO give improves braking feel astronomically.
I also like the fact that their engines are bigger and more powerful than Harley. Harley seems to have become more of a status-symbol these days than a good buy. With Victory you can't lose. Better bang for the buck, IMHO.