I too am looking for a new scope.
The question that I always ask myself is what about the Warranty?
In 5 years will these companies be backing their products or will they have gone by the wayside?
I am pretty sure that Leupold or Bushnell or NightForce and most of the big names will survive these economic times, but will the lesser known and new companies? A Ginsu knife with a 100 year warranty does no good when they no longer exist