I agree - to an extent... That said, the 8x30SFL and 8x30MHG have more than adequate ER (at least for my choice of specs). I do like wide FOV and the 8x32SF's are tempting but the overall size is about similar to the 8x40SFL! And of course, my real desire is for Noctivid build and color in a more compact/light bin...I understand that wide FOV is attractive. But I still wish the manufacturers would not sacrifice eye relief in order to compete with FOV.
The most 8x30/32 and 10x42 have too short ER for eyeglasses.
And I wonder why have almost all 8x32s wider FOV than 8x42s? And 10x42 wider than 10x50s? It does not need to be so.
Why is that a trend followed by almost all manufacturers? It's like there is a common agreement that: 8x32 and 10x42: not for eyeglasses. 8x42 and 10x50: for eyeglasses.