I've only ever looked at Stroms at two dealerships in the KC area. One is Advantage Powersports on Barry Rd. near I-29, and the other is Liberty Cycle, which is in Liberty, about two blocks north of the Hwy 152 intersection on Hwy 291. Since I haven't bought from either of these places, I can't tell you about the buying experience, but I do know a few things.
One, I know the guys who work in the building next door to the Advantage Powersports place, and they've both said they don't like the owners of that place and the way they handle business over there. They just said the owners are jerks. I can tell you from personal experience that I, as a novice rider who doesn't have a license and has never taken the MSF course, haven't ridden a bike since my 50CC moped when I was 14, I was told that any bike less than 1100CC would be too small for me. Granted, I'm a big guy (6'7", 350 lbs.), but even I know that a bike that big is way too much power for a newbie. They were trying to sell me on the DL1000, but the guy even said to me that it might not be big enough to carry my weight around. Seemed more interested in a sale than in my safety. I'm definitely not buying from them, ever.
About the Liberty Cycle place, I know that when my wife and I went in to browse bikes, not even a single salesman walked up to me to sell me a bike. Not sure if that's because they're untrained in sales or just really laid back, but I wasnt even approached. I don't know if that makes them a bad place to buy a bike, though. Much smaller place, too, and you may not find the accessories you need there.
So, I'm saying I can't give you a good suggestion, but I can steer you away from the bad ones I've encountered. If you find a good one, let us all know as I'll be in the market for a V-Strom sometime in summer 08.