I originally posted my Rule No.1 in reply to a comment by Bill / WJC and I'm glad it's stuck !
It applies to us all : ' Rule No.1 : "value is what you think it is". We all cut our cloth according to our means. '
Hopefully the Nikon Prostaff 7Ss will on sale soon.
There may be some interesting comparisons to be made now that the new Vanguard Endeavour ED2 is available.
As ever only you can judge what works for you.
And, no, I'm not Turkish
Enjoy the Summer !