Totally agree grazzer! It's a great little torch to have in your pocket. I have a 4XC Maglite, too, as well as the mini maglite, and the even smaller 1XAAA version to keep on my keyring. I am wondering though, how you compared the normal bulb output of the 4XC to the even brighter LED output on the EVER CREE? I have just been outside (got it today!) and was amazed at the illumination of the narrow focus. All the way to the clouds, and the end of the street with is more that 500 ft! ;o)
Plus, it's far more discreet innit!