All this time, I have only bought one aftermarket (non-Genuine Honda) distributor. I believe it was from eBay ....Distributor King if I'm not mistaken.
Id heard of DK having good ones, from various places around the net, and that was actually the first one I tried to find this time around, before I made this post. Apparently they no longer are in business, at least not selling ones that fit our cars. Read somewhere that there had been issues with quality, and they hadn't been able to find a reliable supplier with good units that would be worthy if the Dk reputation. That's when I ran across that VMS unit I was originally asking about.
I can't speak for anything except what I have personally bought/used, but I bought this complete distributor off this particular seller and it's been rock solid for almost two years now. Perfect fit, works great, and I'm not exactly easy on my car at all.
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