I choked. I've sold off enough stuff generate funds sufficient for either a Mach 1 GTO or an A-P 900, but have shelved the idea of spending that kind of cash on a new mount. At least for now.
Though my Synta (Orion and Celestron liveried) mounts are battle-weary and threadbare in some cases, they work for what I use them for - visual observation with small and medium refractor and catadioptric OTAs. If it ain't broke...
Instead, I've put some of the dough raised in savings, left some in Paypal, and will instead finish downsizing on the mount, OTA and eyepiece front, and just enjoy what I keep for awhile. The intermediate term purchases I'm considering are a new, smaller "travel" Dob for multi-day dark sky trips (probably a Teeter again; I love Rob), and perhaps a swap of my old, very tired, abused, but steadfast Atlas for one of the new EQ6 AZs when they actually arrive and there are some user reports.
The only other plans that I have are (a) get a kayak (because I have a beautiful slough a mile from my house with easy put-ins, and 30+ miles of slough/river and shallow bay to explore) and (
replace all of my cases for eyepieces and mount heads with Pelican cases.
I'm feeling like "I'm good" on the gear front, or will be when I finish shedding, and I'm really enjoying using the stuff for short mid-week sessions now that I have an unheated shed at my observing site.
I won't say "never" but I'm more likely to go for a used AP-900 QMD if one pops up than a new A-P mount. I like analog setting circles and paper observing lists with RA and Dec coordinates printed on them. It's not a race, after all.