I kindly disagree with your statement about "incorrect testing". When I started to use a CGM, I had to do the two blood tests in a row thing for the initial calibration. I used a single large drop of blood. Always washed my hands to make sure that they were clean because I wanted to get the initial calibration right. With the Verio the numbers were usually different by about 10-15% when below 180 (10) and 20-40% when over 180 (10) (as expected - and yes it is not a good idea to calibrate with a high blood sugar). With the Contour Next, the numbers are generally very close - roughly 0-2% difference -- and usually I get the same number for both tests.
With the Contour Next, the CGM began to be more useful as the calibrations were better and the meter generally agrees with the CGM during "flat" period.
I agree with this. But with the Verio, once I was over 180 (10) it was pretty much a random number generator for me. So for example I would feel high and do 3 tests in a row and get (and this is a rough recollection) something like 200 (11), 300 (16.6), 250, (14). So which number do you use? I use a pump now so I would be taking fractional units but when you have a difference of 100 (5.6) it is easy to get the dosing wrong one way or another. The Contour next also has less accuracy at higher numbers, but the numbers are generally more repeatable and in my opinion more accurate.
The good news is, after some changes (CGM, Pump, getting rid of the Verio ) I rarely see a number over 180 anymore...
I think everyone has their own priorities when selecting a meter. Mine used to be "smallest meter possible" followed by best design for meter case. Some people may select a meter based on what strips their insurance covers, or and easy to read screen, etc.
I was trying to be polite in my response by saying the Verio is not a bad meter, but there are more accurate ones on the market, if accuracy is the number one priority.