I thought I would add my ten cents to this post if that's ok
Animas Vibe since April 2012
Occlusions ~ I've not had an occlusion yet on it, which I think is impressive. Either that or it's not registering it and some of those unexplainable highs were occlusions! I have got the occlusion sensitivity set to HI though. (Only problem is I would have to remember the Occlusion training I got all that time ago!)
IOB ~ You can find different info on your pump by pressing the screen brightness button (located on the top of the pump with a bulb-like icon on it). As long as this is the first button press it will show you the time and IOB and a green version of your battery level. I've seen a lot of posts saying this is a niggle with the Vibe when it's just a button that isn't used
Sets ~ You can get all sorts of sets with the Vibe, it's just the standard one given is the InsetII. I've tried a few with just instructions out of curiosity. Animas will send out samples if you call their order line and ask. Also if you did have an issue with an adhesive the cartridges can be connected (as far as I know from research 2 Years ago) to Medtronic infusion sets. However most sets are made by the same manufacturer.
Screen "Fault" ~ Also there seems to be a major "fault" with the screen. Apparently, it gets to the point where you cannot see anything much, bubbles up and gets tacky and useless. I've experienced this "fault". It's a protective plastic sheet that is glued on with daft glue. You know how you get covers on your mobile phones when they are new, completely useless at looking after your screen but there anyway? That's what it is. When mine started showing signs I just picked at it till it came off. Quick screen wipe helped get off the remaining glue
I do have a one pixel line which spans about a centimetre where the LCD has died on me. It runs through the bottom right corner but everything is still clear and it's not a major fault to live with. Possibly due to many moments where I forgot I was hooked up and the pump dropped/flew across the room to the end of the tube and then dropped/I managed to take a hit to where my pump was on my person!
Basal Profiles ~ I have four basal profiles that I can programme. Most with ridiculous names <---A niggle but not a big one. Basal profiles in my experience are great for testing out new basal rates after Basal testing reveals you need to make changes. Also good if you exercise every day at the same time. I find though that a Temp Basal rate is much more effective. <---Personal preference rather than a pump issue.
Delivery Step ~ Also there is a setting called Delivery Step in the advanced set up. Often this is used to change the step that a bolus is given, particularly if you have problems when the 1Us of the dose get whizzed in and it hurts. Unfortunately it doesn't relate to that delivery step. It's for a Quick Bolus button located between your battery cap and your cartridge cap. Easy to miss as it's a rubbery button which looks like part of the casing. Basically if you set this so it is active if you press it you get a beep. That beep steps up by 0.1, 0.5 or 1.0U which you can programme with the Delivery Step and it means you can bolus with the pump in a pocket or hard to reach place without pulling your pump out!
Waterproof ~ The waterproof feature of the pump is not really the Animas Vibes selling point. Think about taking this thing in a pool. £3.5k of medical device strapped to you has never really seemed like a great idea and you can disconnect and use a pen injector/syringe to make top ups till you get reattached. The issue with this is if you get stuck somehow and you an your pump become estranged. Always observe caution, after all you cannot milk a carrot and get insulin!
Battery Consumption ~ I use the Energizer Ultimate Lithium ones. Duracell lithium are useless and sometimes I've had one in for a week and it's died on me. If you are always fiddling about with the pump turning the screen on will drain your battery super quick. You may get 3 weeks out of it that way. If you just use your pump at mealtimes and BG tests then it'll go 6-7 weeks easily.
A word on battery icons. Much like the bars of signal on a phone it really isn't indicative of what charge there is left in your battery cell. Remember those indicators that you'd put your fingers on to show if your battery had charge? They were just the same. You are so much better keeping yourself safe and having power than to eek out that last bit of juice!
I've tried using the battery up till it's on its last bar. Not a good idea. The best thing you can do is change the battery at the point when it is consistently showing only two bars (Yes, two not one!). By this I mean when you turn on if you are sometimes getting full bars and then two bars then leave it. But if you get three turn-ons of the screen and it is always showing two bars change the battery at your next infusion set change. The battery change is designed that you have to change it during a set change, why wait till you have the deafening silence of an unpowered pump motor to slip a new one in the engine? You'll get 6 weeks easily out of a battery by doing this and you'll never have to deal with an alarm.
I'll finish there, think I've covered the main things that seem to pop up about the Vibe. It's not perfect by the way, no pump is after all. But I can totally attest to the fact it's not half as bad as a lot of people seem to make it out to be!
Hope this helps!