Yup, this is a big problem with the Fulltone OCD as well. The subtle differences can easily be changed with a good EQ pedal in most cases and a lot of guys judge things at bedroom volume instead of stage volume where the differences become way less of a big deal once you're actually in a mix with a band.Look at the V1 prices. There will always be someone who claims the older version is better in some way and try to charge a premium for it.
Pretty recently I got a Kingsley Page and initially thought I would use it like my v1 perf board Timmy which has been last in the dirt chain. However, I found out that I like the page first to push the other pedals better than having it last.Mine gets swapped out with a Kingsley Page on occasion, the two best low gainers I’ve encountered.