My budget is not for a S&B or something of that range. I'd like to stay below $1,500 and really want to stay nearer to $1,000-1,200.
As far as illumination goes, I've never had a scope with illumination nor felt the "need" for it in my hunting situations. However, I did see a Leupold a few days ago that had a single red dot in the middle of the crosshairs that I liked. It was simple but it did pull my eye straight to the center of the sight picture but didn't take away from anything I don't think.
Now for my eyesight. I'm in my mid 40's and have astigmatism so at low light, such as early morning and close to the end of shooting light, I do struggle more. I have not been restricted to corrective lenses just yet but my eyesight isn't as good as it was 20 years ago. Nor is my hearing or head of hair lol.