This is interesting. I've now read several messages that say to go ahead and skip the directions and paint as you would normally. I'm not sure what you mean by the "V" or "W" technique.
I really thought the streaks were a result of my inexperience. I'm about to apply the 3rd coat. I noticed that the 2nd coat looked much better than the 1st. I think if I'd read all these messages first I would have done 2 coats of primer and made sure one of the coats was similar in color to the Ralph Lauren paint.