I just got my PP-01 Faith Leader and I have to say, the guy really gets a bad rep. I am not sure how much of a difference there is between v1 and v2, but I have v2. To me, the figure has some good weight behind it. It doesn't weigh what MP-01 weighs, but I wasn't expecting that. It is definately heavier then most other figures I own. As for the build quality/plastic, I really do not see the issue with it. The plastic so far feels pretty good. I will mess around with him more, but I have to say on this figure, from my initial reaction, I feel like he gets an unfair break.