All of the yoyos I’ve owned for more than a few months have vibe. I’m not one for keeping throws mint and I don’t care at all about rarity of colorway or engravings. I buy my yoyos to be thrown and played with, not to be looked at and savored.
I prefer any yoyos I buy from a retail store to be vibe-free right out of the box, but don’t get any less enjoyment out of yoyos that arrive with slight, average, or above average amounts of vibe.
What I do mind is being lied to about vibe during trades or sales with members of forums. If someone claims their yoyo is vibe-free or smooth, I expect it to be so. If they claim it has vibe, then I expect it to be so and it won’t do a thing to determine the price I pay for the yoyo.
Strangely enough, the only yoyo I own that is still perfectly smooth is a truly beat-to-hell YFactor from One Drop. I’ve put that yoyo through more abuse than most throws can possibly handle before having their axles bent or developing a serious wobble, but the YFactors brass inserts seem to have prevented it from developing any vibe, wobble, or instability due to the amount of metal I’ve taken off it through smashing it against the ground during play.