I'm personally surprised at the concessions of the Premium VE. In the past, VE's have offered some sort of upgrade or improvement over the original. I get the backbox design has changed which some don't like, and some small things like SMVE losing bouncing GG, but the IMVE, SMVE, and ACDC ProVE all appeared like net improvements to the originals with better art, or better magnets, or new DMD panel art... etc.
ACDC PremVE just takes away and takes away. There's not one improvement over the original. Are the changes minor? Sure, I'll accept that. But even at that, it's just small concession after small concession. No upgrades at all that I can see.
What I don't get are those that just said the originals just went up in value. No they didn't. Before the VE, there was a certain supply and a certain demand. Some will buy the VE (probably not as many as we thought a few weeks ago, but still some) and those VE buyers are no longer part of the "demand" for used originals. The originals haven't changed in supply... so why would the originals go up in value? I mean, if you look at the last week when a bunch came on the market, ok, those may go back up in value relative to their value last week... but in the aggregate of original Prem values from 3-12 months ago vs. today, I can't see why they'd go UP in value when supply is the same, and the only thing to change is that some people from the demand side bought a VE.