In terms of CPU, it’s getting old. But there are still many other products on the market with 7th gen CPUs, especially in the thin and light arena.
And unless you want a quad-core U-series or higher CPU, there is little difference between 7th and 8th gen beyond slight efficiency increases… It’s still just a reworked 14nm with the same core architecture…
And if you’re worried about things other than CPU being out of date, then the V is still way ahead of almost every other detachable 2-in-1 with its multiple USB-A and USB-C ports, and its thunderbolt port. The Surface Pro still only has a single USB-A, a mini display port, and a proprietary connector… Which one seems more up to date to you?
I’m not saying you have no right to be mad, or to want a refund, hell, you have every right to both!
But it just seems like you’re focusing on the wrong thing.