I have the Steiner 4-16x50 Tactical 34mm and I really like it. IMHO it was equal to the S&B for $1000 less. In general I am a big fan of German optics.
I do that that in high end scopes/Bino's one quickly reaches a point of diminishing returns that most can not recognize at first or at all. For me I wanted one top tier scope and found it in the Steiner.