any comments on VOR features, good/bad/otherwise?
In my opinion that feature is overkill and probably not worth the added cost.
If you are an active pilot I would instead recommend investing in a handheld GPS, which will take you to the nearest airport if your electrical system goes Tango Uniform, not just a nearby VOR. If you are not an IFR pilot you don't have to spend top dollar for the Garmin or Bendix/King aviation handhelds. With a little pre-programming the ones sold for ground-based activities, which are significantly cheaper, would serve as an adequate backup and in my opinion much more powerful than the VOR feature of a handheld radio.
For those of us in the lower 48 states a handheld GPS would also serve double-duty as a device that is capable of directing you to nearby safety in the event of an off-airport landing, assuming the landing is not catastrophic for the occupants.