My wife is around 5' 7" and loves her new SuperLow. She has ridden a Dyna for several years and was getting tired of man-handling it. I told her before she bought the Dyna that she should buy a big twin while she was able to handle it. Well she has done that, ticked it off and bought herself something she feels more comfortable with.
I got to ride it yesterday for the first time and it rides better than I expected. As already pointed out, the geometry and suspension, plus wheels make an improved package over previous Sportsters and may be a sign of improvements to come, across the range.
The footrests are a nuisance and don't line up properly with the foot controls IMHO, also those darned spikes would already be in the bin if the bike was mine! But what do I know, hey it's Merlot and that matters almost more than anything else. Stand back chaps!