Nice write up! I agree with all of your observations. The winged eyecups help with glare and ease of view considerably, i think you will enjoy them. The only gripe I had about the new eyecups is that they would form a seal around my eyes and lead to fogging of the eyepiece quite easily as the day progressed outdoors. The ease of view however was more than worth it. And the view itself? Well as you said: fan-tas-tic.
I sold mine to make room for an EL 8x32. I think the Habicht is sharper and has more contrast. I'd be lying if I said I didn't feel any regret selling them.