Hey, welcome to the site.
Let me put it this way, if I could have sex with my High Ball, I would, that's how much I love her.
Like most if not all Victory, she is well balanced, feels light and very easy to manoeuvre. The apes are totally awesome. It took me barely a week or two before my shoulder were used to it and now, I wouldn't buy another bike without mini apes, it is so much more cooler and truly changes your attitude. Riding a bike with a regular handles now feels boring and dull.
At any rate, I find that in recent years, apes are found more and more on bikes like FLHX.
Mine keeps getting better and better. although I changed recently because of a incident at my job. I had 35 000km with my 2012. only things were 2 broken spokes and a voltage regulator.
I have the Vic Stage 1 straights. Like them alot because they are louder and deeper but still legal. If you plan on playing with your engine, people will tell you to go aftermarket cuz vic stage-one is restrictive.