I just received my new V1, and I'm uber-impressed! This is my second V1. My first was purchased used off eBay, and worked perfectly (I sold it approximately two years ago, and have regretted it since).
I've owned a Whistler (garbage), Escort Passport 8500 x50, Escort Solo S2, and V1. IMO, V1 trumps them all. The directional indicators are helpful, and once I experienced detection with the indicators, all other detectors seemed inferior. Thus, the "Radar Locator" description (as opposed to "Radar Detector") of the V1.
"All-Bogeys" and "Advanced Logic"|"Logic" modes are comparable to Highway and City, respectively, of other detectors. However, again IMO, the sensitivity, detection, and information display of the V1 are more intuitive and superior to other detectors (for example, the "Junk" or "J" readout indicating that the V1 has determined that the incoming signal is just that, junk, and not worth worrying about). Further, the instruction manual and included accessories are more comprehensive, easily understood, and useful than those included with the other detectors that I've owned.
After proofreading this post, I think that I may sound like the V1 cheerleader. Nonetheless, I think that the V1 is well worth the price of ownership (approx. $400), considering the one year warranty as well as the aforementioned pluses. Just my 2 cents.
Consider the V1...IMO, money well spent.