I think the APV an excellent scope! It's got better optics than many more expensive scopes. It's the third 4.5-14X or greater variable that I own and it seems much better than all the others. I'd buy another in a heartbeat!!!
People are like rifles. Some are tried and true, having great eyes, personality, and fun to be with. Others never seem to hit the mark with you. Still others go off half-cocked. Still, it's nice to know most of them.