The majority of my time riding has been on the medium "naked bikes," but in 09 I entered into the cruiser world via a Vulcan 1700 Classic.
I rode the Kawi for a year, and then traded it in for a Ducati Monster - totaled the Ducati last summer, and now I have a cruiser again, my 05 Hammer.
The Star cruisers are very nice, just as the Vulcans are very nice, but for me there is a distinctly different feel to an American bike, and especially the Victory bikes - and this time around I wanted an American motorcycle, because it would offer an experience I have not had before.
It really is all about what looks and feels good to each rider, and about how and where they like to ride, and the performance, handling and such that they desire - for me I deeply enjoy the "muscle cruisers." The look, the feel, the performance and handling, suits me very well.
I'd have to agree with what's been said, more than just looking at bikes, it is better to test ride them and try them out. Likewise, it is good to take one's time until one finds the bike they really like.
I've ridden a lot of different bikes over the years but I have to say that I'm really enjoying my Victory - I'm pretty impressed with my bike and am finding it to be an awesome machine. From everything I've heard it should also be very dependable.
I hope you find a bike well suited to you and that you enjoy your ride!