i can see where you are coming from.
i did not think i will upgrade any time soon, as i dont have any where i can shoot more that 350 yards, to much trees. im not a sniper but i know how to shoot and have been top shot out of +200 people more than one time.
besides a good shooter can take a cheap scope and shoot great where someone who is ok needs a better scope to shoot 1/2 as good.
i was never one to put $$$ in to something, just enough to make it work good.