What is or isn't a "good" VPIP depends on way too many factors. When you're starting out and learning the game, you don't have much control over those other factors and it's best to play a tight game and keep your VPIP low. 27% for FR NL is pretty high in that case, and approaching the high side for 6-max.
Once you've developed strong post-flop skills and have an edge there against most players you're up against, then it's encouraged to loosen up pre-flop in select spots (certainly more IP than OOP). I've seen some very good players with 30+% VPIP in FR or 40+% in 6-max, with the vast majority of that being IP. But post-flop skills take longer to master and you'll lose a ton if you try to do too much too soon.
HM2 displays the auto-rate icons based on fixed stat criteria for an average player, so it's not always going to be accurate. It's just meant as an indicator but until the sample size is pretty big it will switch around as players tighten/loosen up, become more/less aggressive, etc. You can also adjust the default criteria for the icons.
Comparing your EV results is not a good indicator of how well you're playing. The EV line is only for all-in scenarios -- you could be running good in all-in EV and still be playing terrible and leaking money all over the place. You should be looking at winrates in bb/100 or (if multi-tabling) bb/hour. Or for LHE, BB/100.
My gut would say, given the nature of the questions you're asking, that 27+% VPIP is likely too high for you unless you are strictly playing a lot of 6-max and/or LHE (not sure what a recommended LHE VPIP is as I don't play it, but I'd imagine it's a lot looser game).