Noise on the V2 is higher than the V1, but still less than my first DSLR - the D200. Depending on the application, it can require some post production noise reduction. Ergonomically, the V2 is a lot easier to handle.
My two cents. Its a trade off between poor ergonomics and some other faults on the V1 and a slightly lower DXO score. I chose ease of use. Based on current usage I have no problem with my choice, time will tell if that remains the case.
I totally agree. Ergonomics and location of the selectors/dials makes the V2 a lot easier to use.
It took a lot of time to learn to use the toggle to adjust shutter speed on the V1 (which was different from any other Nikon I have used). Now switching between the V1 and V2, I find myself trying to toggle the top selector dial. I prefer the top selector dial.