INDEED! I used an H2 many years ago and not only was it ugly but it just was not comfortable to hold at all. Maybe they have improved over the years but my experience was terrible.
As for the V System, this is indeed sad news but I actually thought this was true years ago. Much like those brand new Rollei TLRs one can still buy, I question who goes out and buys these camera brand new with so much used equipment on the market.