"the better one" is always going to be an opinion. Of course, 99.9% of us in this forum will tell you that the LT is far superior over the GoldWing.
to stick with facts...with opinions embedded for good measure.
The LT revs higher, which gives us Joe Rocket types a much better feeling when you're flying through the twisties at 6-8K RPMs. The fat girls really likes to sing in that RPM range. The GW, not so much.
The LT, once on the move, is going to feel much more like your SV in the twisties . . . albeit an 850 pound
But you will be surprised by it's ability to carve the curves.
The LT looks cooler.
Riding an LT, you'll find yourself set apart from the crowd. Kinda like riding your SV and pulling into a place where all you see are CBRs, Ninjas, and R1s. It's kinda nice being separated from all the conformists, isn't it? There's times when you're on a BMW, when you feel like nobody else on the planet owns one. Personally, I think that's WAY cool.
This LT community is cooler than a typical GoldWing community. I'll stop right there . . . before I offend someone.
For the record, I WILL
own a GoldWing someday. I'm just not nearly old enough yet.
Lastly ... it's your money man. Follow your
heart. It knows what's best for you.