Greetings from the UK! Here's my 8SE.
Bought it from classifieds in virtually unused condition 3 weeks ago with the celestron EP kit, dew shield and padded case. The weather hasn't been too kind since then so I've been tinkering to pass the time. Yes, I'm a tinkerer :-/
Upgraded bits can be seen but mainly 2" WO carbon diagonal, baader 2" quicklock, baader 8-24 zoom mk3, 32mm panaview, baader sky surfer V, bobs knobs, JMI hand control bracket, DIY dew controller & dew straps from a small uk company.
A few eyepieces and filters and bits too which I'm going to slowly add to when I've used it a little more. I'd like to add a GLP at some stage but I can't work out which one or where to locate it so I've parked that idea for now. I won't be using it for imaging obviously so it's strictly a visual instrument that needs to be portable. (The sticker is just for fun and adds little to its performance :-P)
Latest edition is the DIY focuser that I made today from a redundant camera adaptor. Yet to try it but hopefully it will help fine focusing.
I live in a town with quite a bit of light pollution but I'm putting this together mainly for use at my fathers house in a very remote area where the skies are magnificent. I can't wait to get it up there soon..
This is my second proper scope (had 8" orion dob before) and I'm very happy with it so far. I've loved reading this thread for inspiration and I'll keep popping back :-)
Sorry for the life story!
All the best,