Honestly I don't understand all this fuss about the polar alignment routine on the CGEM. It is simply an "iterative alignment". You can do an iterative aligment on virtually any goto mount, including the Atlas - it is a very simple procedure.
You don't appear to be familiar with Celestron's polar alignment feature. It is unique.
I have read how the routine works - unless I am missing something it is a fancy way of doing an iterative alignment (which can also be done if Polaris is not visible).