I've had 3 fabric pieces & 1 complete frame replacement on my top. I still would not trade this car in for the world!Most of the top issues that plagued the early verts have already been fixed via small design changes. And the major thing was that the dealerships did not KNOW HOW to fix the top issues. Now, the main issue you're likely to have is a water drain hose come off from the water management bag; very easily fixed. ANd there are a lot more dealers out there now that finally know what they're doing as far as working on the top goes.
Go for the vert - after 2 years I still have people staring at my car at a light & then still sitting on the line staring when the light changes & I'm already gone!