Any user/potential buyer of optics would be well advised to check the excellent info available on 'Better View Desired' here: http://betterviewdesired.com/
Although geared somewhat to birdwatching pursuits, the author's expertise in optics cannot be questioned. FYI, he rates the Nikon Venturer LX as the very best roof prism bino available. Keep in mind that this bino is a bit heavy.
Best value in a carryable bino? The Pentax DCF/WP. He rates it a best buy, which is a very rare thing for him, and having bought a pair, I can see how they merit such praise.
Snob appeal is one thing, but value, i.e. performance for dollars spent, is another that many of us must consider.
Good luck gents, in all of your shooting and hunting endeavors.