which leupold failed?
i think the etched glass is better too. the question is how much better is the etched in scopes of equal value and build quality?
lets just say " you in the shop and you find a very nice nikon for $200 and you find a newer nikon with etched glass for the same price---
BUT the newer $200 nikon is a couple steps down the pecking order , like the new one is the base model and the old one with the wire is a monarch--(LOL)
i'm just picking nikon --as a base could be any brand scope--