As I tell my church friends, I now have the serious sin of coveting a Gold Wing. I declare it's actually easier to handle than my 750!
Anyway, I'm looking at getting a ST1300 ABS as an interim step up, splitting time on it with my daughter. She and I can ride together on the 750 and 1300, until she's really trained enough to absolutely have the 1300 solo; I can put the wife on the back of the 1300 on weekends, and see if I can get her hooked on riding two-up with me. Once that happens, hello Gold Wing!
That's the plan, anyway.
I was very suprised at how nimble the goldwin was, and man did it have some nice takeoff and pickup. Glad to hear you decided you aren't too old to ride a bike. I think everyone should ride no matter what type of bike it is. I work on all of them and my shop treats all of them the same...except the ones we build. They are special ;)