Apologies if this is a necro and frowned upon, but I have to ask: is there any reason why such an outdated thread with no activity is still pinned in the General Flashlight Discussion subforum? By this point wouldn't it better to revive the concept with a new thread?
i just re-read the entire op. my 2015 choices... i still have all of those lights and my #1 choice back then is still my favorite, other
then i updated the drop-in to xpl-2 cw seems the more things change, the more they stay the same.