I got the 500L II about a year ago. Needless to say it blew my mind. What I got since then are an awful lot of fantastic images (see some examples with and without TCs here: http://www.focrates.com/gear/gear.html - just scroll down to the bottom of the page), and suprisingly my GAS was cured... If you already have the best of the best what is there left to excite you?
Get it if you have the money AND are prepared to spend A LOT of time and effort!
Nice website. I found it fun to read and informative.
I would have a hard time justifying the price tag to the new wife on the mkii. I probably could on a used mki.
Thanks for the compliments!
Well I think when you look at the difference between sale and resale price the gap between V1 and V2 gets much smaller. At least give the V2 a try via renting or in the shop - you can make a much more informed desicion then.