The preset level settings in the new V Collection 5 is better, but not perfect.
Preset level settings in V Collection 3 and 4 is'nt good. Far to high levels.
In a DAW you can do a little to protect you ears by adjusting the channel level and inserting a limiter, but it's not ideel. However that's what you can do. Off coarse you can adjust the levels your self and save the adjusted settings, and use all the work arounds you can think off. Some of us are not pleased about that, but the fact is unfortunately, the preset levels are very bad before VC5.
I do hope Arturia keep an eye on it in VC5 so the levels don't rise. IMHO a level at -12 db is fine, and no matter what, When played at a presets max levels when using the presets velocity and aftertouch settings at its max, it shall never be able to go above -1 db.