"would like some more modern technology" -- That's funny
A few years from now the Vulcan 900 will be *exactly* what you're looking for. For now, it's still a bit new to fit that price point. Shame... great little bike.
Vulcan 750 LTD <-- very cool bike
V-Star 1100 <-- very pedestrian, but seriously good bike
Sportster 1200 <-- no, seriously. I'd AIM for this, personally.
Buff the bank a little and look for a used Mean Streak
1987 SuperMagna <-- this vies for first/second choice with the Sportster 1200
(the '87 SuperMagna)
(the Vulcan 750)
Personally, after already owning a Shadow, I can't think of a Shadow I'd re-buy, except *maybe* the 750 Spirit, but that's an aesthetics thing more than a "great bike" thing (and yes, I know its' a great bike. They're ALL great bikes these days).