Yeah. I can kinda understanding putting a slimmer and lower armrest without a cavity to leave more room for your elbow while shifting aggressively. The fact the V's armrest is far less durable is what I don't understand. It is really sad just how horribly designed that armrest is if you take it appart. It has a big strong aluminum arm, but a thin plastic plate with four little screw points and and no stiffeners between the screw points hold your elbow up. When I first took it appart I kinda had this, "What were they thinking?" thought in my head! I go my V used and two of the screw points had already been broken off the plate. If that had screwed the aluminum arm to the plastic part that holds the padding and upholstry it would hold my whole body weight!! My only guess is they figured peeps wouldn't break it until it was out of warranty and it would be a good replacement part money maker??