EAI was selling Gold Suzue hubs thru its various distributers. I think they have some left and im guessing shops that stocked them might too. I use the silver version on my training wheels. The only thing thats cheez with them is its the cheaper version of the Promax hub. The construction is very good but the hardware is total crap. Both axles are 3/8th size and the front is shaved to fit the fork. The threads mash really fast making wheel in and outs a pain in the arse. When I replaced my bearings last week I re threaded the bearing retainers to 10mm and used a new Dura-Ace axle and hardware. Works great now!
Whats wrong with those wheels? Velocity makes some of the best rims on the planet. A hub is only as good as the bearings it rolls on. If you put super nice smooth bearings in your hub, its just as fast as the next cartridge hub.
Loose ball hubs are the ones you can make stupid fast.
Suzue also did their loose-bearing top-of-the-line hubs in gold, with a NJS stamp on the 36-hole ones. I believe there is still a pair or two at Bike Central in Portland, OR (www.bike-central.com). I'm not affiliated -- I just saw them there recently. Don't bother with the web site -- just call them.