I am not going to jump into any arguments, but I just feel like I have to say this...
OCZ, like any company, has developed a reputation for producing unreliable drives. The reputation was certainly well earned, but that doesn't mean that it is something that is forever and permanent. It just takes a lot more to recover from a bad reputation than it does to destroy a good one. I can absolutely understand the hesitation for many, myself included, when such a company comes out with a new product saying essentially "buy our awesome new drive that is faster, stronger, and more reliable, but don't worry we have fixed absolutely everything! Trust us".
Time will tell if the drive is one of the best or has some fatal flaw where, a exactly two years from release, it sprouts legs, rapes your dog, and sets fire to your home before running away giggling maniacally. I doubt that this will happen, but hey, maybe that's what the Mayans predicted...
I have the Samsung drive because of the fact that I simply think a full in-house design and production is the ideal way to go about producing these types of drives, as well as the fantastic performance and apparent reliability (according to the SSD torture test). To me, reliability is absolutely the most important part of a storage medium, and when a company can make a (thus far) incredibly reliable drive that also happens to sit atop charts across the Web in terms of speed, that is what I buy.
I have nothing against the V4, but I would be very reluctant to spend the money on one when I see a different drivers that better meets MY needs. OCZ is fighting an uphill battle, one that some companies never fully recover from and one that has driven countless others into the annals of history forgotten by the fast paced world we live in.
I do hope that OCZ regains their reputation, and while I may or may not ever purchase from them, I certainly don't want the market to be out one less competitor. Imagine what the CPU and GPU markets would be like if there were even half as many players as in the storage market? I want progress, and the best way to do so is by having multiple companies produce excellent products.
Also, outright speed doesn't mean much now that even budget drives are hitting well over 400MBs Read/Write. I look forward to seeing how companies innovate to set themselves apart.
I hope that this came across as rational and as level headed as I intended, and know that not a single thing I said was out of spite or to flame.