Having owned the Totem Model One's and hearing the VA Grand, in general you'd be getting a larger sound presentation with the VA speakers. Tonally, they simply sound different. Having said that, helped a buddy my who tried his own crossover upgrades, then stepped up again and had Danny at GR Research design all new crossovers for his VA Grand speakers. The result turned them into a true 3-way, and sound very nice. Yes, it was a little work, but turned out to be a nice option.
Something to keep in mind if you get a good deal on the VAs and possibly want to upgrade them again later. You might be able to achieve a nice level of speaker with a moderate investment, which now (imo) competes with speakers easily 2-3x the price today. Kinda depends if you are handy or have a local tech to help.