Good God, Quit speculating or wishing. Do not say "I heard or I read about the V2" so what the patent is up. Get over it. Mike will do as he does, sell one of the best RD made. Why would he change it? It sells just like it always has, don't believe it, check out Ebay. Hell I can sell mine for more than I gave for it. Buy it, use it, love it.