Glad you feel better about your ride. This was never about the Stryker being a bad bike,,,there is no ideal and we are on this forum to improve and make them our own. Personal taste and prior experience determine how we take to them. We all have different tastes,,,not all of us prefer Blondes,,,Oh wait, bad example If you still feel the way about the Stryker after the mods, go and try something different. Ride several, make a short list and then re-ride. Good luck with what you wind up doing.