but some nights just aren't Zen-like; they're more like a WWF match.....I'm actually interested in this. Wonder if it would work with orthos on the 102XLT refractor? This would be great for planetary viewing with orthos..
I don't know about your particular refractor, but I think it would work well inserted into the diagonal with your orthos. There are also other turrets, though more expensive, that incorporate a mirror or prism which replaces your diagonal.
For the rather brief period of time I've had in this hobby so far I'd say I find the act of switching eyepieces more distracting than anything else, especially if it's cold outside. For me, I like being at the eyepiece more than taking it out and fumbling in the dark to grab another one. If the object I'm searching for isn't something I find all that enticing to look at, then it seems like wasted time to switch between EPs to find the best magnification for that object. The thought of putting in a 24mm, 14mm, 8.8mm, and 6.7mm into a turret and effortlessly switching between them seems like it would be a convenient way to increase my time at the eyepiece.