I have had a 2001 VLX, 2005 LSV , 2007 LSV. The 2007 LSV is by far the best wake so far. I always carry a small crew, but I wanted a BIG boat . SO I got a LSV. Both boats are similar. I can get LarryS son behind my boat with stock ballast and power wedge..... after about 3-5 jumps ( warm up ) here is going huge . so its not the wake its the rider. The VLX might be alittle more vert , but both are great wakes. I have a large shed to park in, and I just enjoy the extra room inside the boat, Did I need I 23 , NO , I just like it ! I ride a sky ski ( hydrofoil ) and sometime I lay it in the floor . It fits in one piece. In a VLX it will not lay in the floor, boat is to short. I also enjoy the way the LSV drives and handles the water. Both are great test ride , before you BUY !!
Pic of my wife , with 2 people in boat , power wedge on 5 . She rides power wedge on 2 when boat has more people in it . She had a hard time going from riding behind a 2007 VLX ( we had to bum rides while our 2007 was being built ) to the 2007 LSV . The VLX is a easy wake to go big on, the LSV she had to change her stlye , but NOW she is going huge again behind the LSV . PLUS the LSV has a GREAT surf wake !!