I was debating the PPQ and the VP for quite a while. Two things I did not like about the VP before I ever heald one was the braided trigger spring and weld on the slide release. Very AKish. I'm sure I'll catch hell for this but I have a few AK's and prefer the 7.62 to the .556. Could not get one to fit me and the accuracy was so-so. I went to more expensive platforms chambered in 7.62x39 and IMO, it was worth the $.
The PPQ looked cheaper to me. I really like and prefer the paddle mag release, it's far superior IMO. When I realized the VP40 was heavier and made for 40 and the PPQ M2 did not have paddle release the decision was easy.
I don't sell firearms that work. I still my my AK's and I'll always have my VP40 unless something ugly pops up with more use. I can't see that happening at this time.