I've ordered from V4L off and on for more than 2 yrs. and have noticed a lot of changes. My recent order is no exception. In times gone by, you wouldn't find many liquids more than a couple months old when they got to you, I just received one that was created on 10/25/10 expires 10/24/12 (and is missing about 3-4 mls). I know it isn't expired but I remember when stock was newer/full when it shipped to you. Another thing, shipping - bottles of liquid thrown into a shipping envelope (no tape on the caps or protection from leaks) wasn't good form way back when.
Get angry if you will, I'm not attacking V4L, I'm just stating what my experience has been with V4L over the last couple of years.