I picked up a Vantage Retrovibe last month and love it. It looks great, the neck is fantastic. Great action, set up near perfect out of the box from the UK. I've never had MM pickups and am not sure if they are just inexpensive MM style pickups, or that is the way they sound, or I'm not used to a humbucker in the bridge position and single coil at the neck position. I've always had P/J.
The finish is nice, balance is great, and it just looks pretty awesome.
I'm planning on selling my Ibanez SR505 to get the 5 string Vantage... Also, I've replaced my Trace Elliot head with an ancient Peavey MK III head. So funny. I love the sound from it. Go figure... it's just so darn heavy.