Congratulations and take care of it and you've likely not made a mistake. Keeping mine, and for some of the same reasons you stated. I've had a few other bikes and ridden just about every style at one time or another. In a word, it fits. No other bike I've ridden or think about maybe I'll get one and ride it gives me the feeling I get when I ride my CCT. It fits me, the way it moves, the way it sits, the way it stops and the way it responds to my input. Almost perfect. Enjoy yours.