Well for reasons discussed on the Escort forum, I returned my 9500i at the end of my 30 day trial and went back to my V1 (3.858) w/concealed remote. I can honestly say that after having tried them both in my town and on the FL Interstates that the V1 trumps. Maybe my thinking or judgement was clouded having a brand new 9500i, but after seeing the distance I received K and Ka alerts last night on I-10, I-75 and the FL Turnpike I do not regret returning the 9500i. Yes, there were some "non-LEO" alerts, but very few considering my small town and Interstates. Yes, the arrows were like seeing an old friend again. I also enjoyed not having the RD "bounce" on the windshield, as I now prefer the V1's width and windshield mount as opposed to the escort's length and mount.
I would encourage anyone thinking about trying the 9500i to do so. Perhaps it will suit you and your driving better, but for me I'm back!