No GPS with the V. Heavy CAD or graphics with V? Not gonna happen, and light CAD or graphics sure but -> 8Gb plenty enough. Adobe Acrobat need for more than 8Gb, in what world ?
And I do agree with everything you just said, but that's my point, when you need to do real heavy stuff, we both know a 2 cores do not suffice, especially if we are talking about team project stuff, hence you'll not use your V for that. And for regular stuff, regular coding, student coding, light video editing, etc, 16Gb is useless, 'cause 8gb is plenty.
I don't really agree with that last statement because choices have to be made as each one of us can not have a fully personalized V, or they will need to do dozens of different versions. So we are not in the situation that we can freely choose. And I'm not sure that this "I want 16Gb" really meet any real needs, but it's merely a bad perception people have, coming from the "more = better" speech that general public sellers use to say.
But please, let me rephrase a bit.
Except for really rare and specific application, the need for more than 8Gb is useful only on heavy multitasking tasks (video editing, graphics, etc) or very modern gaming (or all that at the same time), which the V is not made for. That's a workstation job or a gaming computer job. With an mX Intel processor you cannot do those tasks, or only lightly (again... 2cores). So what's the point ?
What you are asking is to put a jet engine, or a Formula 1 engine in a scooter ! (a very nice and a better scooter than the other scooters, yes, but still a scooter )
So yes, it will work, but it will be so overshooting. It's maybe more interesting to focus on something else.
So one i7 model with 16Gb, let's say, okay, why not, but coupled with an i5 one... C'mon.