I still have the same helmet. I wouldn't mind an upgrade but its a fine helmet. Won't stop a concussion, but even the top of the line helmets won't stop a concussion.
I still have the same helmet too and will use it whenever I feel that I'd be better off wearing a cage that game. With the CCM V04 you can change the size of the helmet back-to-front, but I felt like it was squeezing a little too tight at the sides. I just wanted a more comfortable helmet, since I'm on the ice 3x a week and the CCM v08 is perfect for my use.
Don't forget to check out Play it Again Sports at Huron & Highbury in London. They have a lot of inexpensive used equipment in good condition. I'm still using the shoulder pads I bought there last year.
a couple of weeks ago they had a liquidation sale where everything was half off, even the new stuff
i got a new bauer v 3.0 skates half off, great deal
now they got new ownership and the sale is over should grabbed a stick or two