You shouldn't have taken offense, and you shouldnt have been rude to the guy. He probably just didn't know what to call it, because he ain't into motorcycles at the level you are.
It's definately a metric... but it's definately NOT a cruiser... it's a chopper, baby!
I'm generally not real keen on seeing the XS's turned into raked choppers, just because I think they look so much better with more of a bobber, or cafe racer style, and harleys are the best bike for the raked chopper look, IMO.. but your's is righteous!! Great job, my friend! I may have to rethink my views on raked Yammie chops.