I think I speak for a good number of us bugeye folks:
What exactly makes the VII hood incompatible with the stock scoop?
Are there any closeup pics of the hood WITHOUT the supplied scoop attached?
Also, will it work with the stock latch mechanism?
If the hood would only take minor modification to work with a stock style scoop and splitter, I believe that the VII hood would be much more popular.
The price is very attractive, and the vent design is much more subtle. That's a plus for folks who intend on getting the hood painted to match, as would with ability to utilize the stock scoop. It also has a higher resistance to engine tampering than did the first version because of the revised vent slat spacing.