Mark, welcome to TMW! You've come to the right place, our members are responsive and helpful and this is one of the most active motorcycle-centric forums you'll find anywhere on the web.
I'm a fan of Kawasaki, having owned three of them myself including my current ride, and I'm sure that Nomad will take good care of you. Congratulations on getting back into riding, and please post some pictures of your Vulcan so we can all oooo and ahhhhh at it.
As for a windshield, we installed a Memphis Shades screen on my wife's '03 Honda Shadow 750 and it's been great. Their quick-release system makes it easy (ish) to remove the windshield for winter storage or for a more involved cleaning, and the windshield itself offers exceptional coverage for highway cruising. You may need one of the larger ones they sell at 6'1" though. It's an attractive accessory, and if you look through my blog you'll see pictures of her Shadow with the MS screen.
All that said, we're glad to have you and again, welcome to TMW! See you in the threads brother, until then keep it shiny side up.