My opinion is definitely in the minority here and some guys will choose to take offense to my comments: With that said, I think the high priced glass is only marginally better for about 5 min in the morning and maybe 5 min in the evening. To me that is just not worth spending ridicuous amounts of extra money, unless you are a guide who uses them 10X more than an average hunter. I have literally sat right next to people with Swarovski and Zeiss binos and looked through them next to Vortex and Bausch & Lomb binos that cost $249 to about $459, and even the owners of the pricey glass admitted they could only see minor differences. We were all using 10x42 binos. I still think an older pair of Steiner 10x50 is the clearest of all binos I have ever looked through, but they are full-sized and quite a bit larger. I figure if you're glassing so far away that you'd be willing to spend a lot on binos, go with the cheaper binos and spend a little bit (notice, I said a little bit) more on a spotting scope instead.
With that said, I drive Logan Canyon 4-5 times a week. I watched both deer and elk hunters this fall with their lifted trucks, huge tires, not a spot a of mud on them, wearing $200 KUIU pants, SITKA shirts, custom rifles, Kenetrek boots, and logos all over the back windows touting Swarovski, Zeiss, Maven, etc. They park along the HIGHWAY, and from their trucks and even lawn chairs, they "glass" while wearing their orange hats and vests and honestly think they are in the "wilderness" hunting! I'll stick with of old F250 beater truck, budget-friendly (yet quality) binos and spotting scope, Remington .30-06, a good shooting stick, and Cabela's boots, and budget friendly (yet quality) clothing. I believe in good gear, but I also believe that you reach a point that the name/prices don't make a big enough difference to justify the huge increase in cost.
I'm not trying to troll for responses, debate, convince, or argue my point. I'm just stating what I have seen and done in a lifetime of big-game hunting and have been blessed with quite a bit of success, the majority of it earned and some of it was just pure luck.