lol, first of all, thumb-out now.
Pulled my new Vgo out of the mailbox about 10 minutes ago, and here's my very quick first impressions:
Analog of choice was American Spirit. Even the lites have a very strong TH, and a very high nic content considering they're all natural. Smoke 3/4 of a pack to 1 pack a day.
Started with Blu. Found them to be more or less good enough that I could manage without analogs most of the time.
Switched the Elite a few weeks ago, haven't wanted an analog since. The only analog I've smoked since getting my elite was when I took a break with one of my buddies at work and didn't realize I'd left my Elite in my office, so I bummed one from her.
I took half a dozen drags from my Vgo before charging (because I was impatient) and it's AMAZING. A little more TH, a little less flavor, and HOLY CRAP did I get a big nic-hit. half a dozen drags and I was light-headed. Between American Spirits (which are tight packed and hard drawing) and then using super-minis, I'm used to taking way longer drags than you need to with the Vgo.
Also, what nobody would answer me on before is the difference in cartridge size. Everybody knows the gem carts are bigger, but if you haven't seen both, it's hard to say how much bigger. At a guess, I'd say the gem/vgo carts hold 3 times as much at least.
Edit - Oregon born and raised. Still there now.