Holding out for 05 or 06 LT
I agree with the other gentleman who encouraged you to get the 05 or 06 LT, wait a couple years after release of the "New" LT, if, indeed, it ever arrives in 2008, 2009, or later and, then purchase the new model. On the other hand, I attended the motorcyle show in Seattle a weekend ago and their expansive booth emphasized the 'sportier' models much more than the LT. Maybe there just won't be a new LT?????
I have an 05 LT, love it for its handling, style, weight, comfort, and other features which are this bike...no problems with the center stand. Whatever you purchase, add HID lighting as your first after-market add-on (at least on the 05, that is!). If you have any questions on the 05 LT, PM me.