I've had one for a couple of years, rate it very highly. You have to get used to bringing the focus in from the same direction every time but if you're a Leupold man you'll know that anyway. This is not a scope that can be used like a big Nikko.
Re the re-parallax, I didn't bother. Mine goes down to just under 12 but not to 11. Pop a 50ft close focus adapter into a butler creek.