Not being an Aimpoint owner yet (but having just picked up a new rifle to mount under my EOTech), I completely agree with this sentiment. Made the change in my purchasing habits a few years ago and have been MUCH happier in general. Bed/frame, leather travel briefcase, etc... all higher quality and higher price, but worth it in the reduction of the hassle factor and my lasting enjoyment with the product. I'd mention my Mac, too, if it weren't for the religious war that would erupt.Buy once cry once. Aimpoint.