I think it depends on your age.
The older I get the more I appreciate the size and weight of an 8x32 and the bigger exit pupil of an 8x42 becomes less of an advantage.
It's entirely an individual thing. Approaching 60, my father lugged around a 7x50 Zeiss rather than the smaller roof prisms he had also tried, and I've used myself for decades. Now I too find myself falling in love with 56mm SLCs, and imagining that I finally understand why. Except I don't... perhaps there are subtleties to dealing with a larger exit pupil, beyond performance in low light?