Reason I bring this up is that it is that reviews of the Base VN are almost non-existent on YouTube or the car review publications. When the Base is mentioned, the reviewer will always mention it in the context of saying it is a "no-brainer" to buy the PP.
As mentioned elsewhere in the forum, I went with the base VN to meet a price point. And I also happened to like the 18 inch Michelins over the 19 inch Pirellis, which sound very cool yet more vulnerable to rough roads. I definitely would've liked the eLSD in the PP version, but don't believe it's making much difference with my daily driving.
So if someone where to ask me if they should get this car for this money for needs similar to mine, I'm saying yes. After 5 weeks and 2700 miles of ownership, I don't second-guess this decision.