Base (non pp) VN owner with 4300 miles here.
The only thing I suspect I'm missing is the eLSD. I haven't used the car on the track, and that probably will wait until summer. I actually prefer having the 18-inch wheel size and Michelin tires, mostly because some reviewers caution the skinny Pirelli tires would be more likely to go flat. And we don't get a spare!
I had test-driven 3 VN PP models before buying this. I went with the base to meet a price point. Very honestly I can't tell a difference. The eLSD might make some of the more aggressive turning I've done go more smoothly. But without hopping in one car after another in a direct AB comparison, I really doubt most people could tell.
Hope this helps,