New member from ND. Bought my V1 around 20 years ago....sent it in when the Laser update first came out and got back one about 1/4" thicker, wasn't happy about that especially since there still isn't much Laser around here.
My original quit working a few years ago so lately a friend and I are just sharing his, he only uses it for trips. One of these days I'll send mine in and get a new one for $280.
I bought an 04 BMW 330Ci ZHP about a year ago and can't afford to be without a V1 driving this car. Got a ticket last fall using my old V1, that convinced me that it was inop. Thankfully it was only $20...74 in a 55.