Received mine late last week and was able to get it out last night for first light. It's a well built instrument, but several things are going to make me send it back:
1) There appears to be a large amount of internal reflection. Viewing a moderately to very bright star creates a dim off-axis circular flare that covers about 1/3 the FOV. This is independent of eyepiece and diagonal used.
2) The focuser is EXTREMELY stiff and hard to turn. This is exacerbated by the relatively smooth bare aluminum knob.
3) There are what appear to be several cotton glove marks around the rim of the primary mirror, I assume from the factory during the assembly of the OTA.
Has anyone else who's purchased one of these experienced the internal reflection issue? I like this little scope, but I have no desire whatsoever to take it apart and flock/blacken the offending parts. Wish things were different. I'm very disappointed because optically it seems to be very nice indeed.