I've put 3300 mi. on my Vx since August--mostly commuting (20 mi. round trip), and one long trip down to Big Sur from the Bay--and the high revs are definitely a thing. I've come to the conclusion that this bike, given it's size, agility, cargo capability and economy, is a superb bike for commuting short distances, but depending on how fast you like to ride, can be tedious doing long stretches the freeway. The revs don't bother me, at all, on the short freeway section of my commute, where I regularly hit 85+ mph, and are actually really enjoyable in short bursts. But when I start thinking about that road trip to the Sierra Nevada that I want to do, where there's 200 mi. of interstate between home and the campsite, I wish I had a bigger bike.