The soberview is a technique derived from the lack of booze in the hero's/heroine's alchohol system. This can be a good thing, enhancing wit and bargaining prowess of a "sobered" hero/heroine. The experience of the "sobered state" can be a little challenging due to bordom and thurst at times but once mastered the deal of a lifetime could be seen, bought, taken, swindled, beaten, and possibley be used to crush the competition with items of a special nature.
Level 1~5 honing your skills of sober intuition, once mastered you can tell if the merchant has a buzz. If he does lets make a deal. Make him deal with you taking advantage of his dull wit and senses.
Level 6~9 now the clandestine catylest of intoxification is your 6,7,8,9th senses. Get em!
Level 10 your senses are sharp, a rapier wit, time to take advantage of all this time spent training, and diligently waiting for the perfect time to strike, swindle, stab, steal, deal, coupon, and get something special from these crooked vendors!