Today I had two new Velo-Orange roller bearing headsets installed today. One on my Gazelle AB-Frame, the other on my Serotta. Both previously had current production Record threaded headsets, both of which had developed indexing over the last 2-3 years of use.
1) I'm happy to report that the stated stack height appears to be spot on as they installed without issue on steerer tubes which had been cut down to fit the fairly low stack height of the modern Record headsets.
2) Finish is good for the price, it's not as polished as the Record headsets, but the satin silver headset does not look out of place next to the Cinelli stems or silver Centaur brakes. There is a black plastic seal that fits above the locknut that I would have rather had been hidden at the bottom of the nut or something, but I'd rather have it last longer.
3) headsets feel smooth and quiet. We'll see how long they last, but at a price of nearly 1/3 of the Record headsets, I'm already well ahead of the game.