Craig, to be honest, you lose all credibility when one reads your reviews. I am definitely NOT a V1 zombie, but your reviews of the V1 are far off base. I have owned many V1s, X50s, and an STi Driver. I prefer Belscorts myself, but I don't try to convince anyone to buy one over any other.
Here's where you lose credibility:
On 1/14/2007 you say you tested the 8500 in 2001 and called it the world's best detector, then pat yourself on the back saying you called it right the first time.
Then on 1/23/2007 inexplicably, you have a showdown with the Bel STi Driver and the Valentine One, to find which is the World's Best????? 9 DAYS BEFORE THAT ARTICLE YOU DECLARED THE X50 THE WORLD'S BEST!!!!!