On the subject of 'practical, no fuss, minimal maintenance' bikes, I'm currently looking at a Gazelle.
Fully equipped with mudguards, hub gears, chain guard, lights, roller brakes, rack, it looks just right. Prices are attractive too. I suppose it's because they are Dutch, and made for a utility not fashion market. The Vanmoof does appear to be priced as a niche product, bit like Moulton. I can't imagine they are treated much differently over there to fridges. You buy it, you use it, it lasts, that's it.
Anyone got and experiences of these? The particular model I'd go for is the Orange Pure - Nexus 7 and no front suspension.
My local dealer (http://www.reallyusefullbikes.co.uk
) is out of stock at the moment, so can't get to see it in the flesh for a while.