It depends on what you need it for. Right now, the VA does not have false color or lut support which is a big selling point for a lot of people. If it had those two features (and who knows, someday it might get it) then there really wouldn't be a reason not to pick one up.
Archiving on film is only marginally safer than digital right now, and that gap is rapidly closing. No one with a brain is going to store their film on one drive in one location, they are going to store them in multiple professional data centers that have secure redundancy of data and constant maintenance of their systems. And natural disasters can destroy film archives just like they can destroy data centers. There is *no* 100% safe option.
Pete could not have said this better. Back in May, I shot a short and rented a D16 with a 502 monitor. I was probably one of the first people to try out this combination, and it caused the camera to freeze after our first setup was complete.
I contacted Joe and Elle and they *immediately* began troubleshooting with me and even sent their beta firmware with no NDA as an emergency measure to try to fix the issue. It unfortunately did not resolve the issue, but I was blown away by their commitment to their customers.
I was disappointed that I had to switch camera systems on my shoot, but I have nothing but positive things to say about the dedication of the company and its founders. They blew me away.