I read through this. This guy has some valid points. I have not heard much of this discussed. I have heard of some outlandish repair bills though.While I agree totally with what your saying, I would rather put up with adding electronics,that should have already come standard from the factory, than have the problems of the HD. I don't knock HD's, I have had them, but one must be fully informed on them also. I know the current issues of HD's and know people that have had these issues happen to them at very low mileage. I could go on, but here is a link to an article that says it all. The author HAD ridden HD's and wrote books on them, so I assume he knows what he is talking about. A little long and a good read.
I have a friend who bought an 08 Harley and headed out to Sturgis a month later. Almost got there before smoke started rolling out from behind him. His bike had no oil in the transmission. HD in Rapid City fixed it under warranty, but did not replace the transmission, only rebuilt it. His transmission went out again at 35,000 miles and out of warranty. He just traded it in, for.... you guessed it, another Harley.
Only one thought came to mind: Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience every time.