I still have found that there is only about 15 minutes to at most 30 minutes window at dawn and dusk when the 8x56 has an exit pupil advantage over a smaller exit pupil instrument and that will be true even with 6.8 mm pupils. Next time it starts getting dark time how much longer you can see with the 56 mm versus a 32 mm. Once it is dark the 56 mm aperture isn't going to help you. It is a very similar situation with a 8x32 and a 8x42 and that is a big reason many birders prefer to carry a 8x32. For that small advantage I don't think for normal birding carrying the 56 mm aperture is worth the extra weight. If you are hunting or owling it is different. I agree with you that the SLC are very good binoculars and everybody tastes are different but IMO they are not as good as an EL or NL.Dennis your beautiful observation is useless if you don't know how far your pupils will open in the dark!
Mine still open to 6.8mm. So I can use the 8x56 almost fully and the SLC 8x56 can be used much longer at dusk than an 8x30!
In addition, they should respect that other participants do not find the NL as good as they do, that has nothing to do with envy or cannot afford, I also think the SLC are very good binoculars, tastes are just different and that is a good thing.