I'm in the usual group, said IR-NV was all I needed...
Then I bought the NVM14 NV Monocular used ($1,000). You'll likely end up with a Monocular as looking through the scope all the time gets REALLY old. Then I bought the ATN-OTS Thermal Monocular used ($2k), hey why not try a Thermal Monocular? Got really frustrated with the above mentioned X-Sight problems and bought a base model used Thor for $2,200 from a THF member. It's not the quality of what DNS uses with his videos, but it is Thermal. Do you see a pattern here?
I thought the X-Sight would be a really cool day scope to, for the reasons you said, until the batteries died while I was squeezing the trigger on the biggest buck I ever would have shot. I kid you not. My Leupold doesn't need batteries.
I will sell you my X-Sight. I sent it back to ATN as it was intermittently shutting off when I would shoot. I expect they'll send a new one vs repair, we'll see. I'll let you know when I get it back if it's somehow repaired or a new replacement.
I did do a couple of rentals from UNV as well, highly recommended.