I've just unboxed everything. Not too many pieces. The tripod looks amazingly sturdy, the outer tubes are quite thick. The equatorial head itself looks pretty nice. It's quite solid, seems pretty well built for the price, when loosening the Dec. and RA axis locks, everything seems smooth. I'm quite pleased that Orion is putting a dual saddle on this mount by default now, that saved me another $170 that would have been spent on an ADM! The whole setup is pretty heavy, almost ninety pounds it seems.
There is one issue, however. One of the counterweights plastic knobs that let you tighten and loosen it on the shaft arrived shattered. Little miffed about that, I'll have to figure out how to get that replaced quickly. Other than that, after I finish up this post, I'm going to power it on for the first time and have some good ol' play time with my new toy!