Just using a VPN myself I did download that TOR but it seemed to be really slow, could have been my internet or VPN but it would be annoying to use all the time for me.
At the very least a vpn hides your use of TOR from your ISP since the ISP can see when you are using TOR. Does the ISP provide a list of its customers who use TOR to the gov to be put on a list? Depends on whom you ask. Given the choice I would rather have my name on a list of vpn users rather than a list of TOR users.