nomis5 - 8:52 am on Nov 5, 2010 (gmt 0)
Just in case anyone looks back on this thread in the future, here's how I got on in the first couple of weeks.
For the first few days, VM earnings were minimal. Then jumped a bit for the next few days. For the last four days the earnings are respectable as far as I'm concerned. Looking to be about 16% of Adsense earnings. I think it must take a few days for the new ad system to settle in.
I agree with Swanny, the in-text ads appear to have had no affect whatsoever on Adsense earnings. Thanks for the advice Swanny.
I am also pleasantly surprised at how well the ads blend in with my pages. Not perfect of course but a lot better than I thought.
To date, a success.