How about the new Zeiss Conquest?
4.5-14x44 side focus....$599.95
That would be my first pick then :
Elite 4200 4-16x40
Weaver V16 4-16x42
These two are very nice scopes. Both have finger adjustable windage and elevation. Both are also quad power scopes, they go 4x their original magnification. Optically they are both awesome as is the Monarch but they don't have finger adjustable knobs unless you get the 6.5-20 with target knobs.
On the lower end the Simmons WhiteTail Expedition dominates. Its knobs are finger adjustable (barely). They have a little handle on top you can grap, but its not as good as the Weaver or Elite.