Hope I can help a little here. I currently ride (a lot) on an NT700V. I've had mine a little over two years and I am coming up to 40,000 miles soon. For perspective, I am 5'6", 150 lb, 29" inseam and 32" arms. Others on THIS forum convinces me not to let the inability to flat foot at stops prevent me from getting a bike I might like.
The NT700V has mild, linear performance characteristics. However it can, and does eat miles very well. I routinely do 1,000 mile weekends. Regular day rides can be 300 or more. (Have 600+ one coming up next wekend). I also recently completed a Saddle Sore 1000 on the bike.
Major farkles include a Russell seat and JC Whitney top case. I also put on Bar Backs from Twisted Throttle.
Overall this is great second bike and I fully expect to reach 100,000+ miles on it. Check out the NT Owners forum (www.Nt-owners.org