I didn’t find much with my Vexor; though I didn’t look too hard, either. I took some 0.3 and near routes away from Dodixie, and only ventured roughly 10/12 jumps. No big deal. I did try a few rates, only about 10k bounties, and it seemed to have a hard time with the medium guns. The rates also chewed through the Hammerhead drones pretty fast. I thought that odd, since they worked fine in higher sec areas and I thought rat-bounties were a relative indication of how tough they were.
During that time, though, I finished up Frigate V so now I can buy my Helios.
I suppose, to reward myself for saving up the 30Mil, I’m going to do just that and buy it tonight. I’ll spend a bit more time in the Ninja-Cap of New Eden, regaining some funds, before I tinker with PVP again. Or, until I get bored with salvage and try more PVP or scanning down rat-nests.