i know this forum is just getting off the ground,but i would rather see reviews from birders than admin staff,as a review from the member will be honest and not based on advertising.
birding magazines have never given an honest review because of advertising.
of course reviews are helpfull,most birders will not give up a good set of gear based on a review.
i have swarovski hd80 mk2/30x/20-60x and slc 10x42 and would not swap them for the world(they beat the spots off leica and Zeiss)
kowa have not made a decent scope since the tsn4 range.
sorry for the moan but i just had to get it off my chest