This thread is almost two years old. Gotta be a new record.
Above, I state that my next scope would be a Kowa. Well, I lied.
After looking them all over again, I just bought a Swarovski ATM 80 HD.
The Big 3, Kowa, Razor, and Zen Ray all have nice glass... and I believe either the Kowa, Razor, or Zen Ray is probably the "best value", but after saving for over a year I was ready to pay what it took to get the very best. Even if I paid a lot for a relatively small improvement.
My eyes liked the Swarovski glass the best, plus the fit/finish was beyond compare. Their service/warranty is awesome as well.
I was going to go with the 65, but the ATM 80 only weighs 5oz more and you increase the area of your objective lens by 51.48%. I felt like 51% more objective lens was worth the 5oz.
Plus I really like the Swarovski 25-50 Wide Angle Lens.
I just figured since the thread was still alive, I'd share my final decision.
PS. Cameralandny has some Demo Swarovski's for pretty cheap right now.