Nice review Steve.
I reviewed the 10X42 B1 (SP prism) model, and found much the same as you did with the B2. The B1 really is an impressive binocular at that price point, and offers other great real world features including standard 49mm filter threads and very good hydrophobic coating performance.
I must agree with Alexis on CA control: It is important to all viewers, sensitive or not.
Hey Matt, nice review on the B1 . It took a minute for your name to sink in past the OT handle. To repeat, I do agree it is important for everyone. To repeat again, I think readers of a review would be better served to know whether the reviewer sees CA or not. That is why I always indicate I do not. I find I tend to skim past reviewer concerns over CA. Since I'm not sensitive to it, I don't want to maybe mislead somebody.
Like many things, some features have more or less importance for some than others. I really don't like to spend a lot of time on CA. I do not want to sensitize myself to it. I think you understand that.