I have used the Trijicon and the Meprolite and both suffer from the same major flaw: washout! In bright light, you lose the reticle and if you ever shoot from a shaded position into a bright area, there is NOTHING to see of the reticle.
The idea is good but the implementation is not. I too like that it requires no batteries - which is why I initially started using them - but found that, in many cases, ambient light just doesn't get it done.
I haven't used the Zeiss but would be interested to know if they overcame the problem.
For close to mid-range: EOTech
for mid- to longer-range: Aimpoint.
Or consider ACOG if you want a little magnification and a better non-washing reticle.