This is a pretty nice little radio. It's more rugged than the Kenwood TH-D72 and has a smaller form factor. The Kenwood has a more intuitive user interface though and a lot more APRS features. My only complaint with this radio is that the GPS has a hard time getting a lock. This appears to be a problem in the design as lots of people have mentioned it. Once it locks though it works fine.
Useful quick reference: http://k4kpk.com/content/vx-8gr-guide-smart-people-not-dummies