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Is it obvious to use a VPN?
#1
As far as I understand, vuze operates with some anonymizing technologies, such as tor and proxy. But I’ve seen that the most of the forum community installs a VPN which performs the same functions.  Is it really necessary to use a VPN service? Why do I need it?
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#2
If your connections are not filtered or throttled (e.g. by your ISP or government) and you do not believe that you will be prosecuted by the content that you download, I can think of no reason for going through a anonymizing service. Otherwise you may benefit from one.

I believe that a paid VPN will offer better bandwidth than going through Tor, but regarding anonymity I am not sure what would be your best bet. As for alternative technologies, I cannot say.
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#3
Depending on your download content, yes, it is obvious.  There are no other measures that will serve to mask your IP adequately. including those you have mentioned
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