It truly baffles me how people will continually complain that one carrier's seat pitch in economy class is worse than that of a competitor. Since AA
banished MRTC in cost cutting oblivion, no carrier really stands out as providing more leg room in economy. If you can also regularly tell the difference between service in economy class on virtually any carrier then you are far more astute than I could ever brag to be. All airlines employ human beings as cabin crew who, thus far, have individual personalities that can affect a flight. Demanding a dedicated service in a cabin with maybe 200 other passengers is unreasonable and unrealistic. A professional service, yes. Dedicated, not really.
As for VS
, I think their economy service compares well to QF
. Unless you're a miles collector, I would base my decision upon IFE (which VS
almost certainly wins handsdown here) and then price and schedule which are variable.