I have a 09 V with 20,000 miles, and a 10 V with 3,000 miles. The vibrations (3,300 and 4,300 RPM) in both bikes were greatly reduced after about 2,000 miles of travel. However the dash "buzzing" in the 09 V was harder to fix than in the 10 V. Rubber inserts (like rc fuel line) around the instrument cluster fixed the 10 V dash buzzing, but only reduced it in the 09 V. I finally found that the 09 V had a poor fit between the upper cowling pieces. Inserted some rubber strips, and finally have a non-buzz ride.
The 10 V had a loud buzzing below the instrument panel. Found that portions of the cowling were vibrating against the H&B crash guard. Added some more rubber, and ride is now buzz free.
Overall, after eliminating all the buzzing, the 10 V is a smoother feeling ride, which wasn't true when it was new. I think it may actually be a result of the rubber insert in the rear engine mount.
I don't consider myself "a stupid consumer." But I do enjoy my two Vs; and I enjoyed finding and fixing the various issues that arose. None were serious, some were difficult to find their root cause, but all were resolved while I enjoyed the ride. Along the way, I've tried several makes and models, and have been unable to find any that are better for me than my personally-taylored Vs.