I like the size of the FL. They fit my hands very good. I have quite large hands but I still find them to fit my hands perfectly. I also like how the open bridge ED2 feels in the hands, but not the focuser. But if it is smooth, then the ED2 will be a far better birding bin. I will send my ED2 to service, and hopefully get a smooth focuser at the same time.
My 7x36 ED2 has very smooth focus. I have emailed them before I placed my order. They confirmed all the current 7x36 have the glare fix. How do you like the size of 8x32 FL? I tried it a couple of times and still cannot get used to its small size.