I'm not sure how to word this, so it doesn't become a whining thread, or a big argument, so if it does, we'll kill this thread.
Just hypothetical wondering:
Why do you think the Valentine 1 hasn't been updated with modern technology?
Things like: Ability to program easier (comes with next one below)
full featured LCD display with more than 9 segments.
ability to read system voltage
Ability to read frequencies of encounters
Ability to store encounters for later review (i.e.: figuring out which frequency was a drone, or which signal just came on, but you didn't notice because you touched the brakes instinctively)
A bigger infrastructure of "3rd party" devices that plug into the V1 interface.
Some of these I can attribute to cost savings. (then again, isn't the bulk of the V1 cost absorbed by now?)
Having to redesign the PCB board?
Inability to sell the older units once upgrades have been performed.
Too much distraction for the driver? (less information is better?)
Keeping the vintage/durable look?
Throw out some ideas. Why did the V1 become the Porsche 911 of radar detectors. (without the "hardware" updates of a Porsche 911)