If I'm dating myself on imaging in the late 90's, I should be ridiculed for not having kept up. But, back then, it was quite a chore...the scope could easily cold down during set up time alone. Add to that winding all those cords, especially the long power cord, around your elbow took a lot of time to tear down and pack up in the wee hours.
These says, I don't even bother with GOTO. Keep it simple with a GEM mounted CAT. Plop and drop. It's amazing how quickly it's ready to go. A half hour under an ice pack and the scope is cooled to initial ambient. Soooo much easier, almost grab and go.
I'm not going to point out that you aren't keeping up. But during the summer I can literally have my imaging system, set up and up and running in 3 minutes. And about 2 of those are the time it takes the old XP laptop to boot. Flip the power switch, wake the mount up from hibernation, attach the Canon Camera to the T-ring, focus on a bright star a mouse click (or three) on TheSkyX and I'm good too go.
In the winter (when I don't leave the scope on the pier), it take about 5 minutes, but most of that is doing the ASPA and the 2+4 alignment to the stars. Which I like to do at dusk so as to let the twilight highlight the brightest stars. I go in, eat dinner and when it is nice and dark the scope is ready to go
Not that it is a race, but I almost always have my GEM and SCT up and running faster than most DOBs at star parties I attend. Tripod, head, OTA, HC, power, one cord. Easy. If I create images at a star party they are short 60-90 second unguided efforts with an IR remote for the camera. Simple, fast, no extra wires.
For me, every time I look at (or though) a big DOB I'm left with the feeling, what a nice scope, if there was only some way to put it on an equatorial mount. so we could capture some of those awesome views
As someone who has been apart of (on and off and on ) this hobby since the early 70's. It took me years of pain, expense and frustration to discover the best telescope tends to be not the largest aperture, but tends to be the one on the best mount. That is where the compact size of the SCT really shines. It helps the mount work better, since it is easier to balance, puts lower torque loads on the mount and is less of a wind sail.