honestly where jake has his is probably the best setup. with our cars, theres no non-obvious place to put the concealed display. mines to the top left of the RVM as well, and i just rely on my peripheral vision. works great, haven't missed an alert yet. i'm also pretty tall though so that may not be the case for everybody.
also, the concealed displays are a lot thicker than they need to be, and with a dremel and some epoxy you can make it about a 5th of its original size
and i'm pretty sure if you crack open the V1 like lafengas did, you void the warranty. you don't want to do that with a new V1. under warranty, i sent mine in for a tune-up, and they paid for everything including overnight shipping both ways.