I've been holding off on thermal due to the FLIR/Armasight relationship and the poor C/S and the Trijicon/IR Defense acquisition. I really want a REAP-IR, but may go with a Pulsar Trail XP50, because Pulsar seems to be the only stable option with good customer service.
I can tell you from experience.... Buy what you want the first time and don't look back. I use IRD/Trijicon products and I have no regrets.
If I have any problems I am sure I will be able to get them serviced.
Love and use all my FLIR gear all the time, have not had to deal with CS since I never have any problems with any kit since I first got my T-50 back in 2010.
Hey Pup..... seeing the FLIR pics makes me miss my T70. What an awesome clip-on unit.