Today, EDCF'r sveqs and I were discussing the improved performance of today's small, single-cell flashlights. In true sveqs fashion, his assessment of the Maglite Solitaire, which came up in the discussion: "That thing is about as bright as a burning cigarette )" That reminded me of my first "serious" light, the Mag Solitaire, purchased over 20-years ago, and carried on my keychain for years. Then graduated to the Streamlight Key Mate, then to a CMG-Government and later to an ARC-P. Still have 'em all (photo). Who says flashlight nuts aren't sentimental!?