Hmm, I've got a fiver from Cbid in April. I have smoked two of them and haven't had any problems with them at all. They are rather tasty and burned relatively well. I keep mine at around 70% humidity and 65 degrees.
I have only had about two VLs and the last one was pretty mild for me. More of a morning smoke in my opinion. The one I smoked was a bit creamy/nutty.
Yeah, I agree these are not high powered or high octane cigars. They are smooth and cocoa flavored (not sweet) I think that you can smoke these anytime when you don't want a strong cigar. Mine went well with a cup of black coffee.