I went through a similar transition from LRF to Binoculars with LRF. I really only use it to shoot prairie dogs. Glassing for a target at 500+ yards, then trying to find them in my LRF and then trying to find them in my scope could become tedious. I'm hoping combining the binoculars and LRF will take out a step, plus one less thing to carry into the field. I went with the Meopta LRF binoculars which I got a really good price on slightly used. These are a good deal at $1k, but if you want great glass and don't need a ballistic calculator internally, the Leica Geovid R 10x42 for $1399 are you best bet. If you want the ballistic calculator and really good glass is not a priority, then the Sig KILO6k or the new KILO 10k have all the bells and whistles you could want. FYI, the Sig KILO6k or 10k have the atmospheric sensors built in. The only thing you would need a kestrel for would be wind at that point. If your shooting/hunting doesn't allow you time to get out a kestrel, the Sig might be your best option.
You didn't mention what you are shooting at and how far. If I was hunting something that I needed to engage quickly, I would get the Sig or similar binocular with built in ballistic calculator. If you are glassing/ranging at dusk or dawn, then the Leica as it has significantly more light gathering then most any other brand out there due to their patent. Just have to decide if you need the built in ballistic calculator as there is a $1k premium for that model (although it does have better glass as well).
I have yet to try my LRF binoculars in the field, but I'm pretty sure they will be worth the extra money to save me the headaches of separate glass and LRF. For me the better experience is worth the difference in cost.
Hope this helps,