I agree on battery life/performance balance. If you want more battery than go right ahead. But, I’ve seen many reviews of the V, including the one from LTT which showed the real battery life of the V. Linus says in his review that the battery is ok, but nothing more than that, and that is despite having this Y processor. With that information, I am not that certian about V’s battery goodness.
Now, I don’t remember which LTT video was that, but in one of them, Linus compared a Surface Laptop (7th-gen processor) with other laptop (8th-gen processor). And I totally agree with him, when he says that, with such great performance change with 8th-gen you just can’t look back on Surface Laptop until it’s not updated.
(For me it was especially important, as this difference is clearly seen in Blender render test)
Bottom line then: I’m not criticising the V for it’s performance and/or battery. For quick bursty loads it’s probably great, but in my case, I just cannot afford (literally) such great risks that Eve puts its customers in.