Your comments certainly whet my optical appetite but your review is not yet up, so I will wait to read it.
Have you reviewed the Nikon monarch HG which, at about twice the cost, should be significantly better, but I wonder if it is - is one in your review pipeline?
Not yet, no. The only Nikons I've reviewed on the site to date are the 8x42 EDG binocular and the excellent little ED50 fieldscope -- both back in April 2013. I must get on to them again. Thanks for the reminder.
I'll try and get the full EDIV review up on the site as soon as I can.