... when Keith says the hum is only affecting a few people I believe he was specifically referring to the hum actually getting into the audio chain — which does only affect a few people.
I don't want to turn this into another hum thread. But unless very few guitarists have adopted the SS, I don't think this statement is true. Anything with a magnetic pickup is going to pick up that hum, earthed, double-insulated, whatever, & leak it into the audio signal. It's a design flaw.
I am, however, impressed that the possibility of replacement of v1s has been discussed at least. I do appreciate that you guys are trying hard, but the admission of this fundamental design flaw after 3+ years makes all those denials a little embarrassing, no?