You specifically asked about people who say "a Weaver is all you need". Weavers have quite good glass. I would suspect that the older your eyes are, the less likely you are to be able to tell the difference between quite good glass, and the best glass. I don't doubt that the Ziess and the Schmidt are better, but the title asks what is the best scope FOR YOUR MONEY. You purchased what is likely the best scope at any price. You won't be disappointed. You might however look through a friend's Weaver Grand Slam or Sightron S-III and have to really struggle to see the difference. For nighttime varmint hunting my 6x42 Docter is no brighter than my Japanese Weavers.