For serious field use (I used to be a field biologist), weight is more important to me than size, so I still see the value of the 32mm SF as trying to do the most with that objective size, and I have the 10x32. For casual use - i.e. throwing in a bag as you're heading out the door, or wearing for opportunistic viewing as your wandering around town, something really compact and unobtrusive is important, and for me 25mm binoculars are just too fiddly and unstable. I'd love a pair of 8x32 to complement my larger 10x main binoculars, but I've never been able to justify the price of the FL for this kind of 2nd-tier use. Maybe if some start turning up at reduced close-out prices . .