I am a flashlight newbie and am very happy with my first 'real' flashlight purchase of an eagletac d25lc2 clicky. I would recommend it to anyone looking for their first light for these reasons:
It is very affordable
it is very well made
it is very bright and has 3 output levels
The size is perfect for me
So to summarize for me the flashlight does well on two important ratios that are important for me
Brightness per dollar
brightness per size
So now I am looking for the next 'class' above this. I am willing to pay a little more that the 60ish bucks the clicky goes for and I am willing to go a little bigger. But in return I am looking for increased brightness from the 600+ OTF lumens (I'll edit this later to reflect selfbilts review) that the lc2 delivers with similar coolness and build quality.
In my searches there are MANY nice lights but they just either don't seem to be ant brighter or if they are seem excessively expensive or gigantic in form or weirdly shaped
Hope this makes sense! Appreciate any direction you owners of multiple lights may have!